ROCKAWAY, NJ – The investigation into the search of a missing canoeist in White Meadow Lake has ended, announced authorities.
According to police, a canoe capsized on Sunday Nov. 22 with two Rockaway Township residents on board. Rockaway Township Police Officer, Jason Tozzi, was the first to the scene and used an available canoe to reach a distressed male (age 26) in the lake, ultimately saving his life, said authorities.
The rescued male (age 26) was transported to St. Clare's Denville Campus Hospital where he was later released. A recovery operation began utilizing sonar equipment for the second adult male..
The search ended at at approximately 9:30 a.m., when the deceased body of the second male (age 27) was located in the lake. The cause and manner of death are pending stated police.
At the request of the family, the identity of the male (age 27) found today will not be released