Bergen County diver recovered off of Long Beach Island, New Jersey

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A body recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday has been identified as a man from Bergen County who had been missing for four days, officials said.

Kiariff Alston, 26, of Glen Rock, left his home last Sunday, telling his mother he was going to buy gas before going to work at a Home Depot store in Paterson, police said. Alston’s family reported him missing on Monday after learning he never made it to his job.

Glen Rock police began investigating, tracking Alston’s car to Seaside Heights.

Meanwhile, a good Samaritan notified Coast Guard officials at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday that there was a possible body in the water, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Kimberly Reaves.

Alston was wearing scuba gear when his body was recovered off Barnegat Light, about two miles off the coast of Island Beach State Park, Reaves said.

The Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy. Alston’s death remains under investigation.
 
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