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Police ID Body Found North of Indian River Inlet

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Delaware State Police have identified a body discovered Friday floating near the Indian River Inlet as that of a missing swimmer.

The body has been identified as that of 33-year-old Jeffery King of Jordanville, N.Y. 

Police said that shortly after 10 a.m. Friday, July 5, a boater traveling north of the inlet discovered a body floating in the water.

Troopers, along with Delaware Division of 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 confirmed it was that of King. The cause of death was ruled accidental.

King had been missing since Saturday, June 29. Witnesses told police King had gone swimming at an unguarded beach at Delaware Seashore State Park, when he started experiencing difficulties.

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