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UPDATE: Body of 2nd man who died while ice fishing at Morris County reservoir recovered

KINNELON BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – The body of a second man who died while ice fishing at Split Rock Reservoir in Morris County was recovered Sunday, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said Sunday morning.

On Dec. 31, at 1:59 p.m., family members reported to police that two ice fisherman were missing, Carroll said.

It was reported that on Friday, Dec. 30, Tadeusz Florczuk, 76, from Passaic and Stainslaw Grzesik, 64, from Clifton traveled to Split Rock Reservoir, located in Kinnelon Borough, to go ice fishing. The following morning on December 31, the two males were not heard from and were reported missing, Carroll said.

Kinnelon police responded and met family members at Split Rock Reservoir where the two men were believed to have last been seen. Their personal belongings were observed on the shoreline and two holes were observed in the ice approximately 100 yards from shore, Carroll said.

Florczuk was recovered deceased by ice rescue teams on Saturday and Grzesik was recovered Sunday afternoon, Carroll said.

The search was discontinued Saturday night due to weather and darkness, Carroll said.

The investigation is being conducted by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Kinnelon Fire Department, Bloomingdale Fire Department, Montville Fire Department, Boonton Township Fire Department, Parsippany Rescue and Recovery Unit, and Tri-Boro First Aid Squad.

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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