Body recovered of missing swimmer in NJ

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities have recovered the body of a Slovakian woman who disappeared while swimming in waters off New Jersey's shore.

Ocean County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Al Della Fave (fahv) says two off-duty lifeguards found the body of 24-year-old Zuzana Oravcova in the surf line in Toms River late Sunday.

Oravcova disappeared at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday while swimming off Point Pleasant Beach with 23-year-old Thomas Kadlec, also of Slovakia. Authorities said both began struggling in the rough surf. Kadlec was able to return to shore, but Oravcova was swept away.

The National Weather Service had issued a warning about dangerous rip currents along the Jersey shore over the weekend. The advisory had spurred many towns to ban swimming at their beaches.

An autopsy is pending.

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