BRIELLE — A man drowned in a backyard swimming pool early on Tuesday morning, the seventh reported lake or pool drowning in the state since July 1.

Police Chief Michael Palmer told New Jersey 101.5 the 22-year-old was an invited guest at the home on Shore Drive. The drowning happened around 3 a.m, according to Palmer.

The Asbury Park Press identified the owner of the home as Brielle Board of Education member Tedd Vitale.

Shore Drive is located off Riverview Drive near the Manasquan River

There have been a  number of pool and lake drownings in July including two in the past 2 days.

There also have been several drownings and rescues involving swimmers who went into water at night.

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