Emergency responders were called to a home on the 400 block of 8th Avenue in Ortley Beach Saturday night for a report of a 54-year-old man found unconscious in a swimming pool.
According to Toms River Police spokesman Ralph Stocco, it was reported that the man – who was not identified by name – was by the poolside alone for approximately 15 minutes and, when his friends returned, they located him in the pool not breathing at about 6:40 p.m.
The man’s friends dialed 911, removed him from the pool, and then started CPR, Stocco said. Officers continued CPR until the arrival of paramedics. The man was transported to Community Medical Center for further treatment, though his current status is not known, Stocco said.
The man has a residence in Wayne, Passaic County, as well as Ortley Beach, according to police.