DSP News Release: Troopers Identify Body Found North of Indian River Inlet
· Atlantic Ocean, north of Indian River Inlet, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Date of Occurrence:
· Friday July 5, 2013 at approximately 10:12 a.m.
Rehoboth Beach, DE– Troopers have released the name of the body discovered floating in the ocean Friday as Jeffery King, 33 of Jordanville, New York.
At approximately 10:12 a.m. on Friday July 5, 2013, a boater traveling north of the Indian River inlet discovered a body floating in the water. Troopers, along with Department of Natural Resources Fish and Wildlife Officers responded to the area where the body was secured and brought back to the U.S. Coast Guard Station. The body was then turned over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where an autopsy was performed and identified it as Jeffery King. The cause of death was ruled accidental.
On Saturday June 29, 2013 at approximately 7:50 a.m. units from DNREC, Bethany Fire Company, U.S. Coast Guard, and state police aviation responded to the area of the Delaware Seashore State Park for a possible drowning victim. The agencies scoured the area for more than four hours in an attempt to locate the missing man before the search concluded.
Released: 070813 1525