21-year-old swimmer dies after being pulled from NJ lake: officials

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No swimming sign

A “No swimming sign.” (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

MAHWAH, N.J. — A 21-year-old swimmer was pronounced dead after he was pulled from a New Jersey lake Thursday night, officials said.

Two swimmers, ages 21 and 20, were swimming in Mahwah’s Darlington Lake Thursday night, which was closed at the time, officials said.. The lake is only open for swimming on weekends this time of year.

A bystander witnessed the men struggling in the water and called 911. Officers from the Mahwah and Ramsey police departments responded, and the two men were removed from the water and received medical attention.

The 21-year-old was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His identify is being withheld pending family notification.

Editor’s note: Image is from file, not of Darlington Lake.

Correction: The location of the lake has been updated.

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