ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK - Crews are expected to resume recovery efforts today for the 25-year-old man who went missing off Island Beach State Park.

The New Jersey State Police Marine Unit has now started its recovery efforts to find the body of the missing 25-year-old man.  That effort will continue for some time tonight.  It will pick up again Saturday morning if no body is recovered.

The man, who was visiting from France, went missing just before noon Friday while swimming in the ocean at Island Beach State Park. It was his first time swimming in the ocean.

Island Beach State Park was closed for two hours as responders gathered and swimmers were cleared from the area while the search was ongoing.