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Three swimmers rescued from Harry Wright Lake in Manchester

Three swimmers are rescued from the water at Harry Wright Lake in Manchester Township after suffering fatigue while trying to swim from one side of the lake to the another on Monday afternoon.

Manchester Township Police said that officers from the department responded to Harry Wright Lake around 4:16 pm for a missing swimmer who reportedly fell into the water of the lake.

On scene, two of the three swimmers were rescued by good samaritans nearby but the third had fallen into the lake before police arrived at the scene.

Manchester Police were joined at the scene by Manchester Career Fire, Manchester EMS, Whiting Volunteer Fire, Manchester Volunteer Fire, and RWJ Paramedics.

First responders and rescue personnel then worked together to rescue the stranded swimmer submerged in Harry Wright Lake.

He was later found and rescued by members of the Whiting Volunteer Fire Department and Manchester Career Fire Department.

Two of the three swimmers, including the one who fell into the lake, were brought to Community Medical Center in Toms River Township for evaluation and treatment following their near drownings at Harry Wright Lake.

Prior to his transportation to the hospital, Manchester EMS and RWJ Paramedics performed life saving measures on the swimmer who needed to be rescued from underneath the water.

Manchester Township Police said that the Monday afternoon swimming incident and drowning remains under investigation today by Manchester Police Detective Victoria Guarino and while the preliminary information has been released, the department said more will be as the investigation moves forward.

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