Body of missing Slovak washed ashore in US

Slovak went missing on Sunday morning while swimming with a friend.

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Authorities in the US state of New Jersey believe that a body found on Ortley Beach along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean is a 24-year-old Slovak identified by the Slovak media as Zuzana O.

Zuzana and a friend went swimming around 2:00 in the ocean off the beach in Point Pleasant. Police say that only the friend, Thomas Kadlec, 23, made it out of the rough water, according to the website nj.com.

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Rescuers had looked for Zuzana throughout the day on Sunday, using boats, helicopters and ground crews before suspending the search.

The incident remains under investigation.

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