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Man Recovering After Head First Dive off Dock in Ortley Beach

ORTLEY BEACH, NJ – A 29-year-old Lake Hopatcong man is recovering in the hospital after a drowning incident was reported to police at Ortley Beach.  Toms River police say the man was thought to be drowning when a call came in around 8 pm on Saturday.  When police arrived they learned the man dove from the dock at a friend’s house, headfirst into shallow water.   He was unconscious for about two minutes underwater, before being treated by responding paramedics. He was flown to Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

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