June 18th 2014 CGFD Responds to Submersion


Cedar Grove Firefighters along with Cedar Grove Police and Cedar Grove Ambulance Rescue Squad responded to an area of the Peckman River where swimmers reported a drowning. Attempts to locate the submerged swimmer by initial rescuers were negative. Lyndhurst Fire Departments Dive Team was special called to the scene. A Lyndhurst Driver located the victim and he was transported to Saint Joseph's Hospital Paterson. He would later be pronounced dead. Cedar Grove was assisted by Essex County Fire, North Caldwell, West Caldwell, Verona and Newark Fire Departments.