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Police: Body found in Jersey Shore inlet is likely 16-year-old swimmer who went missing

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NORTH WILDWOOD, New Jersey — Authorities say a body found in a southern New Jersey inlet is likely that of a 16-year-old boy who went missing while swimming this week.

North Wildwood police said they received a call shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday reporting that a body was floating in the Hereford Inlet. It was removed from the water a short time later.

Officials have not yet identified the body.

But they say it matches the description of a teenager who was last seen struggling in the water on Tuesday. Rescuers tried to reach the boy but were unsuccessful.

The teen's name has not been released.

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