The Kayaker reported missing last week in the Point Pleasant Beach N.J. area last week was recovered about 1.5 miles northeast of Mannasquan Inlet after being reported by a transient boater.
The Point Pleasant Rescue Dive Team was requested by local authorities to search the jetties after the kayak was found approximately 9 miles offshore and found the entry point as reported.
The Asbury Park Press had the following story:
"The body of 52-year-old Frank D'Alessandro, a Florida real estate broker who had been reported missing since he went kayaking off Point Pleasant Beach last week, was found floating in the Atlantic Ocean near the Manasquan Inlet on Monday morning, authorities confirmed Monday night.
The county medical examiner ruled Monday evening that the death was accidental and the cause was asphyxia due to drowning, according to a statement from Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford."
This story also cross-posted at RightsideVA blog: http://rightsideva.blogspot.com/2007/09/missing-kayaker-recovered-mannasquan.html