SURF CITY – A woman who was reported missing by family was found on the beach dead, according to police.
On April 3 after 9 p.m., Surf City Police responded to a call about a missing woman. When police arrived at the family’s residence, family members told police they believed she had went down to the beach front.
Police said that while searching the beach, Officer Sean Raimondi discovered footprints in the sand heading east to ocean’s edge. Local rescue squads were quickly called to help assist.
In the area of North 14th Street, the woman’s body was found in the surf, police said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police did not release a cause of death, but stated it “appeared she had been in the ocean.” At this time, her death is still under investigation.