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Body Found Floating in Newark Bay in Elizabeth


Police in Elizabeth are currently investigating an incident that occurred near Front and Marshall streets where a person was found dead in Newark Bay. 

According to Elizabeth City Spokeswoman Ruby Contreras, officers responded to a call for an unknown male that jumped into the water at the Marina.

When they arrived, first responders determined that the person was deceased.

Spokeswoman Contreras said that emergency services responded and mutual aid was requested in order to help recover the victim.

Divers from NYPD and NJ State Police entered the water in an attempt to locate the victim that had disappeared under the water.

Spokeswoman Contreras said that the divers were unsuccessful in recovering the victim and that a message was sent to the surrounding agencies in the event that the victim resurfaces.