Bodies believed to be of two missing off Coney Island

Story highlights

  • Dive team recovers two bodies off Coney Island
  • Man and woman were seen riding a personal watercraft Thursday night
  • The woman fell off and the man jumped in after her, witnesses say
Bodies discovered off Coney Island are believed to be of two people who went missing while riding on a personal watercraft on the Fourth of July, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday.
The remains of a man and woman were recovered by a dive team Friday afternoon, said Coast Guard spokesman Erik Swanson.
The bodies have yet be identified, but "it is believed they are the missing jet skiers," Swanson tells CNN.
The pair went missing in Coney Island Creek around 8:15 p.m. Thursday, according to New York Police Department spokesman Sgt. Tom Antonetti.
Several onlookers saw the pair riding together on a personal watercraft.
The young woman apparently fell off and the man circled back and dived in after her. "They weren't wearing life vests," Swanson said.
Coney Island Creek is adjacent to the Kaiser Park area of the Brooklyn island.