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Dad of missing New Jersey teen says his boy died ‘horrible death’ in frozen lake

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“imagine screaming and knowing you’re going to die,” Clyde Schimanski Jr. said about his son.

A New Jersey dad said his son died a “horrible death” in a New Jersey lake, where his son and another boy disappeared Monday.

A body Tuesday afternoon has been pulled from the lake,  according to a report, while the search continues for a second teenager who disappeared into Budd Lake.

“Imagine screaming and knowing you’re going to die,” Clyde Schimanski  Jr. told the Star Ledger, about the death of his son, Clyde Schimanski III. “He died a horrible death.”

Police, fire and rescue teams resumed the search for the boys at 7 a.m. Tuesday at the  Morris County lake Monday night, according to Mt. Olive police. The boy’s body was found around 1 p.m. Tuesday

Around 6:19 p.m. Monday, multiple people called 911 reporting someone calling for help from the ice on the lake.   Responders broke through roughly 100 feet of ice where they believed the victims were, but were unable to find either of the missing teens.

During the search state police helicopters circled the lake while responders below used flashlights to try and spot any bodies below the ice.

It is not clear what the two missing teenagers were doing on the ice.



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