Facebook/Jabed Ikbal

The Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body of an adult male found floating in the Great Egg Harbor Inlet as Jabed Ikbal, 24, of Clementon, according to a new release.

Ikbal entered the water at an unprotected beach on the Great Egg Harbor Inlet just south of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge at approximately 7:27 p.m. July 12 to save two family members who were in distress. He was reported missing and a two-day search by multiple agencies could not locate him.

A fisherman found the body in the inlet at about 6 a.m. July 18, and it was recovered by a Longport Fire Department marine patrol.

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.