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Searchers find missing swimmer's body at Palisades Park

Sunday, August 25, 2013
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Authorities have found the body of a man who went missing while swimming at a northern New Jersey park.

But his identity hasn't been released.

Bergen County Police say the body was found around 1 p.m. Sunday, not long after the search had resumed.

The Record reports the man and two friends were in a wooded area of Overpeck County Park in Palisades Park when the man decided to take a swim around 5 p.m. Saturday.

He swam about halfway into Overpeck Creek, a tributary of the Hackensack River, then became distressed and went under. Swimming is prohibited in the creek, which in that stretch is about 100 yards wide.

The police department's water-search-and-recovery team was deployed, assisted by a state police helicopter and officers from five nearby departments.

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