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2 Swimmers Die in NJ Creek: Police

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    2 Swimmers Die Trying to Rescue Friend in NJ Creek

    Two swimmers are dead in New Jersey after trying to rescue another man in a Hazlet creek. Ida Siegal reports.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 17, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Two men drowned while swimming with friends in a New Jersey creek, police said

    • They were in Thornes Creek, a popular swimming area in Hazlet, when the group started having trouble, police said

    • One swimmer made it out on his own, another was rescued by police

    Two men in the 40s died Sunday while swimming with friends in a New Jersey creek, police said. 

    Four men had been swimming in Thornes Creek in Hazlet at about 2:30 p.m. when they started having trouble, Hazlet police said. 

    One man made it out on his own and officers pulled one man from the water. Two others were found dead, police said. 

    Police believe that it was starting to become high tide and the strength of the current increased. 

    Two Men Die Swimming in New Jersey

    [NY] Two Men Die Swimming in New Jersey

    Two men in the 40s died while swimming with friends in a New Jersey creek, police said.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 17, 2018)

    The creek is a popular swimming area. 

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