Body recovered at Jersey Shore may be missing swimmer

Posted: July 21, 2014

A body that washed up at Island Beach State Park in Ocean County could be that of a 25-year-old swimmer who went missing Friday.

The Ocean County Sheriff's Office notified the Coast Guard just after 8 a.m. Saturday that a body had been found on the beach in that park, on the north side of Barnegat Inlet.

Though the body had not been identified Saturday night, "it was a male and he had on red shorts," Coast Guard Duty Officer Thomas Peck said.

That fits the description of Nicholas Guilhote, 25, of France. The Coast Guard looked for him for more than six hours Friday before suspending the search.

Officials have said that Guilhote, who was described as wearing red shorts, went into the ocean and was swept away about noon Friday and last was seen less than a mile away from where the body was found.

The body was taken to the office of the Ocean County medical examiner, which will make the identification. No one from that office was available Saturday night.


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