ATLANTIC CITY — Authorities identified a body Thursday found at Arizona Avenue and the bay Tuesday, police said.

Based on height, weight and clothing, the body has been tentatively identified as Damon Malloy, 41, of Atlantic City, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. A confirmation will come from the Medical Examiner’s Office at the completion of forensic testing.

Malloy’s family has been notified, police said.

Malloy was last seen Nov. 13. Patrol officers had gone to the 2300 block of Sheldon Avenue for a report of a man acting erratically after jumping out the window of a residence, police said.

Officers arrived and saw Malloy yelling and behaving unusually, police said.

Medical personnel were requested to the scene. As the officers approached Malloy to provide assistance, he ran from them and jumped in the water off Murray Avenue. He began to swim away from the officers, who tried to get him to return to land until they lost sight of him, police said.

The Fire Department, State Police and U.S. Coast Guard responded in an effort to locate Malloy in the water, police said.

At 5:11 p.m. Tuesday, patrol officers responded to the end of Arizona Avenue at the bay for the report of a body found, police said. Officers arrived to find the body at the water’s edge.

The Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office responded and recovered the body with assistance from the Atlantic City Fire Depart-ment, police said.

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