Monday 22 August, the body of an Ocean County man was found early Monday morning in Round Valley Reservoir, a state environmental official confirmed. The 71 year old man was known to wade and swim in the reservoir. Full Article Here
Monday 22 August, a little while later, officials were actively searching for a missing boater on Spruce Run Reservoir. State Police Marine Divers recovered the body of a 44 year old Randolph NJ man Tuesday morning. The man, who was an avid fisherman and swimmer, apparently drowned while trying to retrieve his boat which had blown off shore about 30 feet. Full Article Here
Condolences to the families of these men. To my readers…be safe out there.
Search and Rescue is underway near the North Tower/ North Dam area of NJ’s Round Valley Reservoir where two boaters were last seen out of their boat, swimming. See map. There is a debris field, presumably the artifacts that floated out of their boat when it sank. With water temps near 43degrees Fahrenheit, any swim would be tough. Let’s pray them are found safe and sound.
Emergency services personnel have taken over the Fisherman’s parking lot while search and rescue work continues for missing person.
Update 7:34pm – The body of a middle-aged man has been recovered from Round Valley Reservoir. He was not wearing a life preserver.
Update 7:00pm – One drowning victim is thought to be a NY man. Still unsure if he was alone.
UPDATE 4:45pm – One fisherman, not two boaters, now believed missing.
UPDATE 3:30pm – Divers prepare to enter the water looking for two missing persons from a capsized canoe. Sundown is at 7:23pm.
UPDATE 1:43pm – A life vest was found on shore, it is believed the boaters made it to shore, but they still have not been found.
News12.com – State police recover body of missing boater in Round Valley Reservoir
NJ.com – now has photos of the recovered canoe on their website.
NJ.com – One fisherman, not two boaters, now believed missing
LehighValleyLive.com – Rescue crews seeking two missing boaters in Clinton Township’s Round Valley Reservoir
NJ.Com article – Two boaters reported missing in Round Valley Reservoir, search underway
MyCentralJersey.com – Search continues at Round Valley after canoe capsizes