Police & Fire

All Clear Given at Cook's Pond in Denville After Possible Drowning

DENVILLE, NJ - Cook's Pond was filled with ambulances and fire trucks Monday afternoon in response to a possible drowning.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., the Denville Fire Department and county dive team were requested, accordingt to Breaking News Network. About 15 minutes later, the dive teams were downgraded to slow response after the fire department reported that the possible victim was located alive.

News spread rapidly on Facebook, with many residents sharing their thoughts and prayers to the possible victim. A spokesperson for Denville Township made the following statement:

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"All individuals who had entered Cook's Pond were accounted for and everyone is safe. Members of Cook's Pond should take great comfort in the attentiveness of the lifeguards and the responsiveness of both the Denville Volunteer Fire Department and Denville Police Department who were quickly ready to implement rescue protocols, if they had been needed," 

The pond is set to reopen at 4 p.m. and will continue its normal schedule for the remainder of the day. 

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