Body Washes Up on Atlantic City Beach

Police identified the body of 31-year-old Jeffrey Wilkens, who disappeared in the water Tuesday evening.

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The body of a swimmer who went missing in Atlantic City earlier this week washed ashore Thursday night.

The body of 31-year-old Jeffrey Wilkens was found around 7:40 p.m. near the former Revel Casino Hotel at 601 Boardwalk.

Wilkens disappeared into the water around 8:15 Tuesday night near Steel Pier, prompting a U.S. Coast Guard search, which ended Wednesday. 

At least seven swimmers have drowned at the Jersey Shore since Memorial Day, including two teenagers in June. The National Weather Service has issued multiple warnings about strong rip currents at the shore throughout the summer.

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