Updated with new info from State Police.
State Police report finding a woman who told them she had been raped around 4:30 a.m. on Carson Beach by a man who was among a group of people who had gathered near the bathhouse - all of them "most likely members of the homeless community," according to police.
State Police say a passerby noticed the woman "in distress" shortly before 6 a.m. and called them. The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment and observation, State Police say.
Detectives are working on a possible description of the suspect, they add.