Friday, July 27, 2007



The Dive Team went on "Stand-by" status this past Sunday after receiving notification from the Coast Guard that a body was recovered in the water 4 miles NE of the Manasquan Inlet. Numerous Dive Team members responded to the building to prepare equipment and review dive\search plans in the event of being dispatched to the scene.

From the Asbury Park Press story that appeared several days later:

"The body of a man found Sunday about 4 miles off the Jersey Shore might be that of Jeremy Blake, a rising star in the modern art world who was last seen wandering into the ocean off New York's Rockaway Beach a week after his girlfriend had killed herself.
The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office announced that suspicion Wednesday afternoon after a New York City police officer contacted investigators who have been attempting to identify the body since a fisherman found it four days ago."

The team remained on stand-by for most of the morning until it was determined that a underwater search of the recovery area was not needed. Of course with all that equipment and personnel prepared and ready for assignment a training dive in the Inlet was called...

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