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Wednesday
Jan092013

Body Pulled from NJ Lake Where Teens Fell Through Ice

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Officials pulled a body from the partially frozen New Jersey lake Tuesday afternoon where two teenagers had fallen through the ice less than 24 hours before.

Dive teams relaunched the search of Budd Lake in Mount Olive Township in Morris County Tuesday morning for the two missing teens who fell through the ice Monday night.  Officials said Tuesday morning that the search had became a body-recovery effort instead of a rescue attempt.

The body was pulled from the lake by recovery crews just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, ABC News affiliate WABC-TV reported.  It had yet to be identified.

Police said the two teens fell through the ice at the lake in Morris County.  The search was called off Monday night at 9:30.  Police believe the teenagers fell through the ice at around 6:19 p.m., WABC reported.

The Morris County prosecutor's office on Tuesday morning said New Jersey state police had an airboat with divers on the lake in an effort to facilitate the recovery mission.  

A man sitting on his porch along the shore of Budd Lake Monday evening said he heard calls for help from the partially frozen lake.  He said that he walked toward a light, which might have been a cellphone.  The man said that he heard two people saying they did not want to die, WABC reported.

The voices, and the light, eventually disappeared.

WABC identified one of the missing teens as 15-year-old Clyde Schimanski III.  His father said that, according to witnesses, his son might have died making his own rescue attempt.

"Clyde was out there, and he seen the kid go through the ice," Clyde Schimanski Jr. said.  "And Clyde went to save him on his bicycle.  And then they both went in.  And then people on the shore heard them screaming.  He was a very good child.  I'm going to miss him a lot."

Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum indicated in a post on his Facebook page Monday night that the two teenagers were dead.

"I am sad to report that we likely lost two young adults in Mount Olive this evening.  May God bless their families and help ease their pain," he wrote.

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Tuesday
Jan082013

Search for Teens Who Fell Through Ice Now Recovery Effort

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Dive teams relaunched the search of a partially frozen New Jersey lake Tuesday morning for two missing teenagers who were walking boats across the lake when they fell through the ice Monday night, but officials said the search is now a body-recovery effort instead of a rescue attempt.

Police said the two teens fell through the ice at Budd Lake in Mount Olive Township in Morris County. The search was called off Monday at 9:30 p.m. Police believe the teenagers fell through the ice at around 6:19 p.m., WABC-TV reported.

The Morris County prosecutor's office Tuesday morning said New Jersey state police have an airboat with divers on the lake in an effort to facilitate the recovery mission. A man sitting on his porch along the shore of Budd Lake Monday evening said he heard calls for help from the partially frozen lake. He said that he walked toward a light, which might have been a cellphone. The man said that he heard two people saying they did not want to die, WABC reported.

The voices, and the light, eventually disappeared.

WABC identified one of the missing teens as 15-year-old Clyde Schimanski III. His father said that, according to witnesses, his son might have died making his own rescue attempt.

"Clyde was out there, and he seen the kid go through the ice," Clyde Schimanski Jr. said. "And Clyde went to save him on his bicycle. And then they both went in. And then people on the shore heard them screaming. He was a very good child. I'm going to miss him a lot."

Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum indicated in a post on his Facebook page Monday night that the two teenagers were dead.

"I am sad to report that we likely lost two young adults in Mount Olive this evening. May God bless their families and help ease their pain," he wrote.

The incident at Budd Lake is the latest in a winter that has seen numerous accidents on lakes across the United States.

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Friday
Jul062012

Fourth Child Dies After Missouri, Tennessee Lake Electrocutions

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- A fourth child has died after a pair of separate electrocution incidents at lakes in Missouri and Tennessee.

Nathan Lynam, 11, died Thursday night at Children's Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn., authorities said.

On Wednesday afternoon, Noah Winstead, 10, Lynam's swimming companion at Cherokee Lake outside Knoxville, died after the two boys were electrocuted, possibly by a faulty houseboat electrical cord.

Two other children swimming in another lake, this one in Missouri, also were electrocuted on Wednesday.

Alexandra Anderson, 13, and her brother Brayden, 8, were killed while swimming near a private dock in the Lake of the Ozarks around noon, a couple of hours before the Tennessee incident.

Adults standing on a dock heard screaming and jumped in.  Police say those who jumped in felt electricity and cut off power to the dock.  The adults immediately began CPR, but it was too late.

Sgt. Paul Reinsch of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the electricity could have come from any number of sources.

"Obviously, the lights, lots of times, they have slides and they have pumps that pump water onto those slides so the children can use them," Reinsch said.  "There's a lot of reasons electricity is on that dock."

Two hours later, the other two boys were shocked at Cherokee Lake outside Knoxville.

"Someone started hollering, 'The kids are getting electrocuted,'" witness Betty Hamilton said.

Other witnesses said the boys had been swimming from one house boat to another when they suddenly cried for help.

"We believe that somehow or another, the electricity at this point got into the metal of the boat, and when the children touched the metal ladder to get in, that's when the electrocution occurred," Grangier County Sheriff Scott Layel said.

Police said seven other people were also injured by the electricity in Cherokee Lake -- four adults and three children -- and were taken to area hospitals for medical attention.

Police in Missouri and Tennessee said they were still unsure what energized the lakes.

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Thursday
Jul052012

Missouri, Tennessee Lake Electrocutions Kill Three Children

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Fourth of July turned deadly after three children died in two separate electrocution incidents in Missouri and Tennessee.

Alexandra Anderson, 13, and brother Brayden, 8, were killed while swimming near a private dock in the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri around noon Wednesday.

Adults standing on a dock heard screaming and jumped in.  Police say those who jumped in felt electricity and cut off power to the dock.  The adults immediately began CPR, but it was too late.

Sgt. Paul Reinsch of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the electricity could have come from any number of sources.

"Obviously, the lights, lots of times, they have slides and they have pumps that pump water onto those slides so the children can use them," Reinsch said.  "There's a lot of reasons electricity is on that dock."

Two hours later, at Cherokee Lake outside Knoxville, Tenn., a 10-year-old was killed and another boy was seriously injured in an eerily similar incident.

"Someone started hollering the kids are getting electrocuted," witness Betty Hamilton said.

Other witnesses said the boys had been swimming from one house boat to another when they suddenly cried for help.

"We believe that somehow or another, the electricity at this point got into the metal of the boat, and when the children touched the metal ladder to get in, that's when the electrocution occurred," Grangier County Sheriff Scott Layel said.

Witness Hamilton said, "People jumped into the water.  My son and brother helped get the one little boy out.  They gave him CPR and everything.  I was comforting the parents the best I could."

Police say seven other people -- four adults and three children -- were also injured by the electricity in Cherokee Lake and were taken to area hospitals for medical attention.

Police in Missouri and Tennessee say they are still unsure what energized the lakes.

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