Home Police, Fire & Courts Swimmer Drowns, Dies in Ocean Off Mantoloking

Swimmer Drowns, Dies in Ocean Off Mantoloking

3
SHARE
Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)
Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

A swimmer disappeared in the surf and drowned off a beach in Mantoloking, officials in Ocean County said.

The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call at 2:35 p.m. Saturday reporting a 22-year-old man from Yonkers, N.Y. had been swimming with friends when he suddenly disappeared from their sight, said Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

All area life stands were notified and an extensive search from the air, shore and sea was conducted by the US Coast Guard, NJ State Police, and fire and first aid units from all surrounding municipalities, Della Fave said.

ADVERTISEMENT - STORY CONTINUES BELOW


At approximately 3:08 p.m., the victimย was located unresponsive in the surf by lifeguards from the Bay Head Improvement Association in the beach area at Strickland Avenue in Bay Head, said Della Fave.

“He was brought to shore and CPR was immediately initiated,” he said, and eventually Ocean County Prosecutor Detective Mitch Remig and Point Beach First Aid took over CPR and turned the victim over to EMS for transport to Ocean Medical Center where the victim was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The victim’s name was not released pending notification of family members.


SHARE
  • Stu Pidity

    So the victim drowned AND died? Talk about bad luck.

    • I understand your comment is wrought with sarcasm, however you should be aware that it is possible for a victim to drown and be revived. Not every drowning results in a fatality.

  • Jerseygal

    Maybe the victim was caught in undertow? That could explain him disappearing so fast. Very unfortunate. Feel bad for his family and friends. No one leaves their house for a funday at the beach thinking it will be their last.