North Jersey man hospitalized after head first dive in Ortley Beach
A 29-year old man from Lake Hopatcong remains hospitalized after a drowning accident that occurred on Saturday night in Ortley Beach.
Toms River Police Spokeswoman Jillian Messina said officers were dispatched to Churchill Drive around 8:00 pm for a possible drowning.
Officers learned when they arrived that the man dove off the side of a dock head first into shallow water while visiting a friend's house.
The 29-year old became unconscious and was underwater for about 2-minutes before being removed from the water.
He was brought to a landing zone at Winding River by Medics and then flown to Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
His current condition is unknown as of Monday morning.
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