Body of Gary Turkel Recovered

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It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Gary Turkel, 41, whose body was found this morning at about 7 o’clock about three dozen miles off the shore of Long Island.

A massive search was conducted by air and by sea for Mr. Turkel, who was last seen paddle boarding over the weekend near Ocean Boulevard off Atlantic Beach.

At 6:50 p.m. Sunday, the fire department got a report of a missing person in the water. Turkel’s family called to say he failed to return. He was not wearing a life jacket.

Gary was last seen at 1565 Ocean Blvd. in Atlantic Beach, wearing blue shorts and a white T-shirt, using his paddle board on the ocean.

The Coast Guard and Nassau Police Marine Bureau, as well as the Rockaway Shomrim and others, participated and assisted in the search.

Boruch Dayan Ha’emes.


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  1. This is what the witness wrote:
    After all searching teams and efforts gave up on the recovery of the body after searching 6 days, the Rimanover Rebbe successfully had the body miraculously surface. Efforts on recovering the body started by a visit of the Rebbe to Gary Turkels home in Atlantic Beach where he removed the non kosher mezuzot and changed to new kosher ones. Other segulos were done in the home and then the Rebbe went to the waterfront and threw an amulet in the Ocean. A mere 5 hours later, 3 bodies started miraculously surfacing in the ocean, one after the other. The second body was Turkel!

    Special thanks to Dalia, a dear friend of Mrs. Turkel and Mr. Steve Zuhler who enlisted the help of the Rimanover Rebbe to help recover the body of Gary Turkel.


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