Coast Guard Finds Drowned Swimmer Off Asbury Park

23-year-old man entered ocean Wednesday to help three distressed minors, never came back

The U.S. Coast Guard and other local agencies Thursday morning found the body of a 23-year-old man who did not resurface after entering the ocean off Asbury Park early Wednesday evening, officials said.

Authorities identified the man as Chazmin Miles of Irvington. Miles went missing off Second Avenue beach at approximately 6 p.m. after entering the water to assist three minors who appeared to be in distress, according to a release from the U.S. Coast Guard and other officials. 

The body was found about 200 yards off shore in 15 feet of water, Garrett Giberson, a spokesman for the fire department, told APP.com.

The minors were brought safely to shore by a lifeguard and another good Samaritan, but Miles did not resurface, the release says. 

"Rescue efforts in conjunction with local partner agencies are being conducted by sea and air, using boatcrews and helicopter crews," the release said. 

The Coast Guard is still searching for an 18-year-old male in Seaside Heights who reportedly did not resurface after going under water Wednesday afternoon, the release says. 

Assets involved in the searches include:

If anyone has information regarding these cases, they are asked to contact Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders at 215-271-4940.

nascarfan June 21, 2012 at 03:12 PM
His body was recovered this morning.
Charlie LaPlaca June 21, 2012 at 04:23 PM
The story has been updated. Thanks for the info.
John Hayes June 22, 2012 at 01:41 PM
A very sad ending, but he died with his boots on, trying to help others.


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