Authorities identify missing boater found in Freehold lake

FREEHOLD – The man whose body was recovered from Lake Topanemus on Thursday was identified as 30-year-old Ryan Hoblitzell of Tinton Falls.

Hoblitzell was fishing on the lake early Thursday when he fell in, a spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Charles Webster, said in an email.

Freehold Township police responded after they received a 911 call at 3:40 a.m. reporting Hoblitzell had fallen into the lake, Webster said.

Search crews from around the area combed the lake until his body was found at 3:14 p.m. He was pronounced dead at 3:36 p.m.

Webster said the cause of death …read more

Source: NJ.com Monmouth

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