HILLSBOROUGH, N.J.  — Police in central New Jersey say an 80-year-old man has died after an apparent fall into the Raritan River.

Raymond Goodrich's body was found in the river Sunday evening after Hillsborough police and rescue squads responded to a report of an unresponsive elderly male.

Police tell Gannett New Jersey that Goodrich was trimming some trees on his property when he fell down a steep embankment. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the incident is under investigation but does not appear to be suspicious.


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