Chief Mike Hanna of Carney's Point Police tells Action News, "Approximately a little after 4 o'clock this afternoon we got a dispatch of a possible drowning. An individual was in the lake swimming, they lost sight of him, and they dispatched for marine units from the local municipalities."
The ponds are a popular destination. The missing person was a teenager who had apparently gone with friends to cool off in the water on a sweltering day.
"It is a 17-year-old male, and that's what we're looking for. It is under police investigation," said Chief Hanna.
Shortly after the interview the teen's body was removed by the coroner's office.
Saturday's recovery was a grim replay of events in Camden County Friday night, where a 14-year-old girl in Sicklerville, New Jersey drown in a quarry not far from her home. Again, the teenager reportedly was drawn to the water to beat the heat.