BAYONNE AND BEYOND -- The body of Bestavros Faris of Bayonne, 18, a recent graduate of Bayonne High School, was found by the New Jersey State Marine Police boat a day after he went missing off Seaside Park.
Faris’s body was discovered just off the O Street beach where he disappeared. The State Police used sonar equipment to locate the body. It took them less than 45 minutes from the time they arrived.
Mayor Mark Smith expressed his condolences to the youth’s family. “It’s tragic to hear of a young life ending under such circumstances,” said Smith. “This young man’s life was just about to begin and it’s heartbreaking to hear this news."
Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell, who is Bayonne’s public safety director, said he was “sorry to have to report that the body of an 18-yr-old Bayonne man, Bestavros Faris, was recovered today in the waters off of Seaside Park. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of this young man.” O’Donnell said that the Bayonne police were working in full cooperation with the Ocean County Sherriff’s office, the NJ State Police and the US Coast Guard during the investigation.