A surfer found dead near some Rocks in Deal prompts an investigation. Police say the body of a 35 to 40 year old man was discovered face down on the Roosevelt Avenue Beach early Wednesday evening.

Captain Earl Alexander told the Asbury Park Press says the victim’s body was spotted by a patrolling officer who pulled him out to see if they could resuscitate him. However, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Captain Alexander says they’re waiting to notify next of kin before releasing the victim’s identity. An autopsy will be conducted Thursday.

Alexander says an investigation is being conducted by Deal Police Detectives and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

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