A 14-year-old boy who was with his family having a picnic at a park in Hamilton Township drowned Tuesday afternoon.

Hamilton Township Police say they responded to the Weymouth Furnace/Atlantic County Park on Weymouth Road around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon for the report of a possible drowning. Authorities were able to determine that a 14-year-old boy from out of the state went into the water and did not resurface.

Following an extensive search, the boy was located and pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is currently under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call Hamilton Township Police at (609) 625-2700.

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