🚨 Swimming is not permitted in the lake because of a sharp dropoff

🚨 Elisam Santana's body was found Monday

🚨 8 New Jersey residents have died out of state this summer

A 19-year-old Sayreville man drowned Sunday in a Pennsylvania lake where swimming is not allowed.

Elisam Santana was swimming near Beltzville State Park in the southern Poconos in a lake where people go when the park reaches capacity. Santana went under the surface and did not come back up prompting a search Sunday afternoon, Carbon County Coroner Robert W. Miller said.

Santana’s body was recovered Monday morning by divers.

Beltzville State Park manager Ben Monk told WNEP-TV that swimming is prohibited because of a sharp drop in the level of the water, from ankle deep to 40 feet.

Beltzville State Park in Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Beltzville State Park in Carbon County, Pennsylvania (Canva)

Out-of-state tragedy

At least five New Jersey residents have died out-of-state this summer.

🔴 Robert Owens, a recently retired teacher from Vineland, was found dead in Kisatchie National Forest in Central Louisiana in June as a result of heat stroke, according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office.

🔴 Madison Gerhard, 23, of Colts Neck, was killed by a hit-and-run driver as she crossed a street in West Palm Beach, Florida on July 8. She was a student at Florida State University and a member of the Colts Neck High School Class of 2018.

🔴 Juan Vasquez-Rodriguez, 34, of Passaic, was one of three people killed on a parked Greyhound bus rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on an entrance ramp from Route 70 near St. Louis.

🔴 Five people from New Jersey, including two minors, were killed in a plane crash near a golf course in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in July. The FAA said the plane crashed due to “unknown circumstances” and remains under investigation.

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