Officials: Drowning victim in Brendan T. Byrne State Forest identified as Point Pleasant man

The Manchester Township dive team searched the water and recovered the body 55-year-old Frank Guadagnini.

News 12 Staff

Jun 25, 2024, 4:54 PM

Updated 23 days ago

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A man from Point Pleasant Borough drowned Saturday in the Whitesbog section of Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
State police were called at 7:35 p.m. for a possible drowning. The Manchester Township dive team searched the water and recovered the body of 55-year-old Frank Guadagnini, according to NJDEP officials. They say attempts at lifesaving measures on site were unsuccessful.
The state park service says swimming in New Jersey's state parks and forests is only permitted in designated swimming areas with a lifeguard.


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