A body was found floating near the shoreline early Wednesday in Long Beach, about 48 hours after a swimmer went missing, Long Beach police said.
A police spokesman declined to say whether the body was that of Neil Gibbons, 30, a visitor from Ireland who was reported missing about 2 a.m. Monday.
The body was spotted by a couple walking on the beach about 1 a.m. Wednesday, police said. It was then sent to the Nassau County medical examiner's office for identification.
Gibbons was swimming with a group of friends who had gone into the water. The other swimmers came to shore and noticed Gibbons was missing, the U.S. Coast Guard said at the time.