Body Recovered Near Longport Bridge Believed To Be Missing Teen

Corinthian Hammond went missing on Sunday evening near Ninth Street.

A body recovered near the Longport Bridge on Thursday is believed to be Corinthian "Cory" Hammond, who was reported missing after swimming on the Ninth Street Beach in Ocean City.

The 14-year-old Hammond, who is from Philadelphia, was reported missing on June 29.

The body was discovered by a boater at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. The body was recovered on the Egg Harbor Township side of the bridge by the United States Coast Guard and the New Jersey Marine Police.

Hammond went missing Sunday evening after 14 swimmers were rescued by the Ocean City Police, Fire Department and Lifeguards.

Cape May County Prosecutor's Office, Cape May Medical Examiner's Office and the Ocean City Police Department are investigating.

Jamie Shay July 03, 2014 at 04:00 PM
I hope this gives his family some peace. It was tragic that they lost their son - now at least they can give him a proper burial. So sad.
Anne Moran Cunningham July 03, 2014 at 06:04 PM
God test his soul. God bless the ones he left behind. RIP
Rick July 03, 2014 at 06:56 PM
What exactly is the prosecutors office investigating?
Harold July 04, 2014 at 07:02 AM
Such a tragic loss, for his family and friends. The family is in my prayers.
Maggie Stern July 04, 2014 at 07:43 AM
My prayers for him and his family. So awful


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