BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 52-year-old New York man was pulled from the Raritan River near Duke Island Park Wednesday and died 8 hours later in the hospital,  according to Bridgewater Township Police.

Fermin Franco of Valley Stream, N.Y.,  was pronounced dead shortly after midnight July 5 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset, police said.

Police were called at 4:04 p.m. Wednesday responding to a report of a possible drowning,; they entered the river near Duke Island Park and recovered Franco. 

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Officers began CPR and all lifesaving protocols before Bradley Gardens Fire Department, Bradley Gardens Rescue Squad and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Paramedics arrived  and continued providing aid until Franco was taken to the hospital, according to police

The incident is still under investigation.