Body found on Avalon beach on New Year's

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Avalon Police are investigating the death of 26-year-old Ocean City man whose body was found on the 22nd Street beach Wednesday, Jan. 1.

At 7:28 a.m., police received a telephone call from a passerby who discovered the body on the beach, according to information from borough public information officer Scott Wahl. Police immediately responded, along with the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and the Cape May County Medical Examiner.

The man is identified as 26-year-old Brett Fitzpatrick from Ocean City. An autopsy is being performed on Fitzpatrick.

Avalon Police and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office are conducting a joint investigation. Police say additional information will be released when it becomes available.

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