PERTH AMBOY -- Authorities say a body found in the Raritan River is likely that of a missing Newark woman who reportedly had been swept away by the current.
Using a side scan sonar device, state police initially located the body around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. It was about 50 yards offshore, but the river's strong currents prevented a dive team from reaching the body.
The body was removed from the water around 7 a.m. Sunday.
The Coast Guard and several local agencies had conducted a lengthy search that started early Saturday, shortly after a friend reported that the 22-year-old Newark had entered the river near the Victory Bridge in Perth Amboy and then disappeared.
The woman's name has not been released.
Body found in Raritan River believed to be missing Newark woman