It is a very sad story to report following a boating accident here at the Jersey Shore. The search for a 21-year-old boater has ended following the identification of a body that was found in Point Pleasant Beach recently here in Ocean County.


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According to the Patch "A 21-year-old man from Brick Township who had been missing for more than a week has been positively identified as the person whose body washed up in Point Pleasant Beach on Saturday, New Jersey State Police announced Tuesday evening." Derek Narby, 21 years old from Brick Township, went missing nearly two weeks ago after his family's boat capsized in the area of the Manasquan Inlet on the evening of September 14th. Officials made this announcement following an investigation into the body which was discovered Saturday near Channel Drive in Point Pleasant Beach. Sixteen Miles Out Sixteen Miles Out


The Patch went on to say "Authorities had been searching for Narby by air and by boat since the 31-foot Aquasport went under went it was swamped by a large wave about 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 14. Two people on board, identified by Manasquan Mayor Edward Donovan as Narby's father and brother, were rescued from the inlet that night." A horrific story for this family from Ocean County. According to authorities, the incident remains under further investigation and no further details were available at this time.

Friends of Derek Narby have created a memorial for him on the Point Pleasant Beach side of the inlet.


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