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13-Year-Old Dead After Falling into Frozen Pond in East Brunswick

East Brunswick

According to a statement released by police, at approximately 4:55 pm patrol units responded to the pond located on Civic Center Drive for the report of juveniles that fell through the ice.

Police say it was quickly learned that two male juveniles had successfully self-rescued themselves off of the ice, but one juvenile remained in the water.

Arriving officers immediately formed a chain and entered the pond in an effort to rescue the victim, but he slipped under the ice before they could reach him.

All East Brunswick Fire Districts were dispatched and were able recover the 13-year-old victim from the pond according to police.

Paramedics and Emergency Medical Personnel transported him to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital where the victim was pronounced dead.

During the rescue efforts, six officers and two firefighters were treated for hypothermia. Two of those officers and one of the firefighters were transported to the hospital.

One other officer responding to the incident was involved in a car crash and transported to the hospital.