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Body of 2nd Missing Teen Found in NJ Lake



    Body of 2nd Missing Teen Found in NJ Lake

    The body of a second teen has been found in a partially frozen New Jersey lake where he and a friend fell through the ice on Monday.

    The other boy's body was found a day after they went missing.

    Officials said divers were at the scene all day Wednesday. Morris County Acting Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said the two 15-year-old boys "were deeply loved by their families and friends."

    The boys were identified as Clyde Schimanski III and Nicholas Cianciotto III.

    Schimanski's father told NBC 4 New York on Tuesday that his son told him by phone that he planned to go ride his bike on Budd Lake in Mount Olive with a friend. When the father heard helicopters and saw the news reports, he rushed down to the lake. 

    Friends of the two boys brought flowers and lit candles at a makeshift memorial outside Budd Lake Chapel Tuesday night. 

    Police began searching for the boys after several 911 calls came in reporting screams for help coming from the lake in Mount Olive Township shortly before 6:30 p.m.

    One of the 911 callers, William Hardy, lives across the lake with a friend and told NBC 4 New York he heard cries and went to the lake to investigate in the dark. 

    "We heard some individuals calling for help, saying, 'Please help us. Please save us, someone help,'" said Hardy.

    Hardy ventured onto the ice to locate the voices but could not safely get far enough to reach them. 

    "I took the flashlight and walked out about 800 feet," he said. "They're still another 100 feet in front of me, the ice is cracking. I can see a cell phone, I can still hear them. They're still talking to me and then the firefighters came."