2 people, ages 17 to 22, drown at Mine Hill Beach in Morris County, NJ – NEWSLY

2 People, Ages 17 To 22, Drown At Mine Hill Beach In Morris County, Nj – Newsly

MINE HILL, NJ — The bodies of two youths who drowned Tuesday in a Mine Hill that borders Roxbury have been recovered after an extensive search that took place overnight, authorities confirmed today.

The drownings of the men, described as 17- and 22-year-old Hispanics, were reported in a statement from Morris County District Attorney Robert Carroll, Chief Detective Christoph Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Roxbury Police Chief, Dean Adone. and Wharton Police Chief David Young.

Mine Hill, Roxbury, Randolph Beach

The sandy beach at Sunset Lake in Mine Hill, where authorities believe two people, found in the water on Tuesday, were swimming when they drowned (Photo credit: Google Earth)

The search for the victims began around 5:23 pm on Tuesday. It included dive teams from many counties in Northern Jersey, as well as the State Police and Picatinny Arsenal.

“An intensive search of the lake area where the individuals were last seen was immediately initiated using divers from police and EMS personnel, however the search was complicated by the tangle of vegetation below the water’s surface,” said the officer. statement from the authorities.

It added that: “After hours of searching, one body was recovered and a second body was later recovered. Additional identifying information is pending further investigation and notification to family members and will not be released at this time.”

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The victims’ residences were not disclosed, but Mine Hill Mayor Sam Morris – in a Facebook post on Tuesday – said they were not Mine Hill.

Drowning, Mine Hill, Roxbury

Bodies recovered from the lake along the Roxbury borderPhoto credit: Google Maps

The incident was revealed to authorities when “at 5:23 pm, Morris County EMS was in the Mine Hill Beach parking lot, 100 Green Road in Mine Hill,” the authorities’ statement said. “EMS personnel were approached by a group who claimed that two individuals entered the water in the sand pits and never came out.”

The sandy areas at the southern end of the lake, adjacent to Randolph, are popular for swimming, although it is illegal.

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