Body Found In Ortley Cove, Missing Berkeley Township Man

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TOMS RIVER – Berkeley Township Police have confirmed the body pulled from the water this morning in Ortley Beach is that of the man reported missing this past weekend.

Authorities have not yet released the man’s name, only that he was 68 years old and possibly fell into the bay from his Seabright Avenue home June 24.

Foul play is not suspected.

A search for the man on land and water has been ongoing since Monday.

Units responding include: the Berkeley Township Detective Bureau, The Berkeley Township Patrol Division, The Berkeley Township Marine Unit, New Jersey State Police Marine Unit, New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit , The Ocean County Prosecutors Office, The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Drone Unit , The Ocean County Sheriffs’ s Department Mobile Command Unit, The New Jersey State Park Police, The Ocean Gate Police Department, The Berkeley Township Underwater Search and Rescue Unit, The Pinewald-Pioneer Fire Department, The Bayville Fire Department and the Manitou Park Fire Department.