Debris at NJ beach stirs body parts rumor

July 23, 2012 5:49:06 AM PDT
Authorities are trying to determine whether body parts were among debris that washed up on a New Jersey beach.

Authorities kept swimmers away when the debris, intertwined with clothing and netting, came ashore in Avon on Sunday afternoon.

Chief lifeguard Timothy Gallagher tells the Asbury Park Press ( ) the debris contained matter that no one could identify.

Gallagher says rumors that a dead body was found spread on social media.

The debris was turned over to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. More information is expected later in the week.