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Township of Hamilton Police
Wednesday July 4th, 2018 :: 12:12 p.m. EDT


Juvenile Drowning

On Tuesday July 3, 2018 at approximately 4:28 pm, officers from The Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to the Atlantic County Park (Weymouth Furnace) on Weymouth Road, for the report of a possible drowning. Responding units were able to determine that a 14 year old male from out of state, who was at the park with his family for a picnic, had went into the water and did not resurface. The Township of Hamilton Dive Team and Richland Fire Department Surface Rescue Team deployed divers to search for the juvenile. After an extensive search the subject was located and pronounced dead at the scene.

Also assisting at the scene were Atlantic County Emergency Management, Atlantic County Park Rangers, Weymouth Fire Department, Mays Landing Fire Department, Township of Hamilton Rescue and AtlantiCare Paramedics.

The incident is currently under investigation and anyone with information are asked to contact Det. Robison at 609-625-2700 Ext. 578.

Township of Hamilton Police
6101 13th St
Hamilton Township, NJ 08330

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-625-2700

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