Missing Jones Beach swimmer found alive, possibly faked death

JONES BEACH - A man who went missing while swimming at Jones Beach last weekend has been found in Florida, and police are investigating if he tried to fake his own death.

Last Saturday, rescue crews searched tirelessly for 47-year-old Raymond Roth, of Massapequa, feared dead after possibly drowning at Jones Beach. State police say cops stopped Roth in South Carolina before he turned up in Orlando, Fla. around 4 a.m.

Authorities were alerted by Roth?s brother who said he received a call from him in Florida.

Sources tell News 12 Long Island that police are investigating whether Roth faked his death.

According to his Linkedin profile, Roth was a senior manager at a company called Level 3 Communications, located in Bellport.

Neighbors tell News 12 Long Island he just spent months fixing up his house and was shocked to see it go up for sale, which public records show happened three days before he went missing.

Officials: No sign of dad that vanished in Jones Beach watersSearch continues at Jones Beach for missing swimmerSearch crews: Still no sign of missing swimmer at Jones BeachOfficials resume search for missing Jones Beach swimmer

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