Firefighters Assist State Police on The Lake

Just as the ice was getting thin on Budd Lake with warming temperatures people were hanging on to the last bit of ice fishing when late Saturday night police received a call of a missing male that was reported to be ice fishing. Car 50 and Rescue 55 along with the rescue squad assisted the police with lights and searching the shoreline. By 3 am Sunday the search was called of and the New Jersey State Police were called back out around 8 am along with Rescue 55, Car 50, 51 and the Rescue Squad. Sadly 2 hours later the man’s body was recovered. The crew from the rescue also assisted the State Police divers with deconning their equipment.