HAMILTON, N.J. (CBS) — The search for a missing teenage swimmer who got swept away in the water in Hamilton Township is resuming Thursday as a recovery effort.
Police say first responders were called out to a marshy area behind Westcott Avenue around 5 p.m. Wednesday for a report of two teens who were swimming and got swept away.READ MORE: Sixers Fall To Brooklyn Nets In Home Opener As Ben Simmons Saga Continues
Only one of them made it back to shore.READ MORE: Southwest Philadelphia Shooting Leaves Man Wounded, Police Say
“I reached out and tried to grab him but since the current was so strong it took him away from my hand,” said the teen. “He was going under, coming up gasping for air…and he went around the corner and I lost sight of him.”
Crews searched for the other teen, a 17-year-old boy, all day Wednesday until calling off the search around 9 p.m.MORE NEWS: Frankford High School Unveils New Solar Training Lab For Students
Multiple New Jersey law enforcement agencies, including State Police, are assisting in the search efforts.