Man dies after being pulled from NJ lake

December 28, 2009 6:38:22 AM PST
One of two men hospitalized after they fell through some ice and went into a northern New Jersey lake has died. A spokesman for the Morris County prosecutor says 36-year-old Steve Savare of Denville was pronounced dead Sunday night at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

The second man, a 37-year-old Morris Township resident, remains hospitalized. Authorities did not release his identity or condition.

Witnesses say the men became submerged in Indian Lake in Denville at about 2:45 p.m. Sunday.

Rescuers quickly pulled one man out with the help of a nearby resident, but the other man was harder to reach and remained in the chilly waters for about 30 minutes.

Investigators were trying to determine why the men were on the lake and what caused them to fall in the water.

--- Information from: The Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger


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