UPDATE: By Sunday evening, police had ended day two of the search with plans to resume on Monday. The North Jersey Record reported that State Police now consider it a "recovery" effort, instead of a rescue.

HOPATCONG — The search resumed on Sunday morning for a man who never resurfaced at Lake Hoptacong on Saturday.

The State Police T.E.A.M.S. unit (Technical Emergency and Mission Specialists) divers plus their aviation and marine units are part of the search for the man who was last seen in Henderson Cove section of the lake in Morris and Sussex counties around 11 a.m., according to State Police spokesman Sgt. Lawrence Peele.

Peele said witnesses reported the man "went overboard" and never resurfaced.

The search went into the night before being called off nearly 9 hours later, according to Peele, and resumed around 9 a.m. on Sunday.


The 9 mile long Lake Hoptacong, which is one mile wide,  is part of Hopatcong State Park with boating, fishing and swimming

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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