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UPDATE: Irvington Township Man Drowns in Raritan Bay in Keyport


Monmouth County officials are investigating a drowning that took the life of an Essex County man in Keyport on Sunday.

According to police, at about 1:35 p.m. on Sunday, the Keyport Police Department received a 911 call reporting two kayakers in distress in the bay.

Officials said Keyport Police Officers arrived on the scene and observed one subject on the shore, who stated that their friend was still in the water.

Officer Degroat, a member of the Monmouth County Dive Team, was able to use a kayak and locate the subject in the water.

Officials said Keyport Fire Department members arrived and used their boat to assist.

According to officials, CPR was initiated as the subject was brought to shore.

The individual, a 64-year-old resident of Irvington, was taken to Bayshore Medical Center by Keyport First Aid, where he was pronounced dead. 

The investigation remains active.