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Police: Man dies after reportedly drowning in Rockaway River

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MONTVILLE -

Police say a man is dead after reportedly drowning in the Rockaway River.

According to Northjersey.com, the unidentified man was found Thursday around 12:30 p.m.

Chopper 12 was over the scene behind the Mundi Outlets in the Pine Brook section of Montville.

There is no other information right now about the victim or the circumstances of his death.

At least five people have drowned this month in New Jersey waterways. 

The DEP is urging swimmers to be safe, saying issues such as exhaustion, riptides, and swimming in areas without lifeguards contribute to fatalities.

The agency is reminding people to only swim at beaches where lifeguards are present.

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