The body of a woman who had gone missing Monday afternoon at Island Beach State Park was recovered late Tuesday morning.

Coast Guard spokesman Steve Lehmann said a man reported his 59-year-old wife missing after she had gone into the water off the A22 area of the beach

New Jersey Park Police was joined by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, State Police and several fire companies.

The woman's body was recovered at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, according to DEP spokesman Larry Hajna.

Earlier on Tuesday morning, Lehmann said the Coast Guard's search for the woman was never suspended as the self-sustaining coastal patrol boat Seahawk was in the area with a crew of 20.

Six people have drowned over the past week in New Jersey. The most recent was early Monday afternoon when a 27-year-old man drowned off the beach at 8th Street in Belmar.

Search for a missing swimmer at Island Beach State Park 6/13/22
Search for a missing swimmer at Island Beach State Park 6/13/22 (Ryan Mack, Jersey Shore Fire Response via MidJersey.news)
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