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Search for Missing Person Continues in Lake Hopatcong


Three days after a person was reported missing, police are continuing their search at Lake Hopatcong.

According to police, on Saturday Sgt. Bianculli responded to a home in the Knollwood section of Hopatcong for a missing person. It was reported that Friday night May 19th Arthur Clarke, 64, left to go for a swim around 8:30 pm. (This is not unusual for Mr. Clarke).

He is an avid swimmer who swims both in cold months as well as near night fall). His elderly mother went to bed and did not notice that Mr. Clarke did not return until she woke up early Saturday morning.

A neighbor was contacted who found Mr. Clarkes flip flops and shirt on the dock of the Clarkes lakefront home. His personal belongings were home as well as his bicycle and vehicle.

The NJ State Police Marine Bureau has been conducting searches of the Lake.

Anyone with information or has seen Arthur is asked to contact the Hopatcong Borough Police Department.

Mr. Clarke was a Hopatcong School teacher and is the owner of Hopatcong Eye Care. He is well known in our community.

for an unidentified person who was reported missing.

Despite state police use of a helicopter in conjunction with boats, no body was recovered, and the search is expected to continue today.

Lake Hopatcong borders Jefferson, Mount Arlington, and Roxbury in addition to Hopatcong.