New Jersey

Boy Dies After Falling Through Ice at New Jersey Park

Police say 14-year-old Zayquan Wheeler was trying to get a ball that had rolled onto the ice when he fell through.

Authorities say a 14-year-old New Jersey boy who fell through the ice in a Trenton park over the weekend has died.

Police said 14-year-old Zayquan Wheeler was with friends at Cadwalader Park on Sunday afternoon when a basketball rolled onto the ice of the Delaware and Raritan Canal. Police said Wheeler chased after the ball and fell through the ice-covered water at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police said a rescue team pulled him from the water and he was rushed to a hospital and later flown to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where city and law enforcement officials said he died Monday afternoon.

Mayor Reed Gusciora on Tuesday expressed "deepest condolences" to the youth's family and friends and said "the Trenton community is here for them during this difficult time."

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