Police ID body found in waters off Perth Amboy

Police ID body found in waters off Perth Amboy

Police ID body found in waters off Perth Amboy (8/15/13)

PERTH AMBOY - Authorities have identified the body of the man who was found in the waters off Perth Amboy this morning.

Police say the body is that of Jorge Romero. A fisherman on a pier spotted the 27-year-old’s body.

Authorities held a second news conference this afternoon to clear up some of the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Perth Amboy police now say the 27-year-old was in the water with two young children at around 7:30 p.m. yesterday when he began to struggle with the strong currents. He tried to push the two children toward the shore, in the process getting pulled further out in the water.

The two children were treated for minor injuries and are expected to be OK. 

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