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Man, teen drown at Mine Hill Beach in Morris County

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Two people drowned at Mine Hill Beach Tuesday evening, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

On Tuesday, June 14, at 5:23 p.m., Morris County EMS was in the parking lot of the Mine Hill Beach, located at 100 Green Road, in Mine Hill Township and were approached by a group who stated that a 17-year-old and a 22-year-old went into the water at the sand pits and never came out, Carroll said.

Morris County EMS immediately contacted the Morris County Communications Center to alert police, fire, and EMS, and an immediate search of the area was conducted that was met with negative results.

An intensive search of the lake area where the two were last seen was immediately commenced using divers from responding police and EMS personnel, however the search was complicated due to tangled vegetation below the water surface, Carroll said.

After hours of searching, one body was recovered, and a second body was subsequently recovered, Carroll said.

“Additional identifying information is pending further investigation and notification to family members, and will not be released at this time,” Carroll said.

The Roxbury Fire Department; Parsippany Rescue and Recovery; Picatinny Arsenal Fire Department; Boonton Fire Department; Rockaway Fire Department; East Hanover Fire PD; Bergen County Search and Rescue; Saint Clare’s EMS; Morris County EMS; Rockaway First Aid; Lyndhurst Fire Department/Dive Team; Wallington Fire Department/Dive Team; Ringwood Fire Department/Dive Team; Mahwah Fire Department/Dive Team; NJSP North Star Helicopter; Wykoff Fire Department/Dive Team; and Oradell Fire Department/Dive Team assisted in the search.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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