Waretown Man Dies at Barnegat Bay Beach

Jul 11, 2017

A Waretown man died after he was found floating face down on July 8 at the Barnegat Township bay bathing beach.

Police Lt. Keith Germain said that at 11:15 a.m., police were dispatched to the beach for a report of a CPR in progress. Upon arrival, officers observed bystanders performing CPR on 74-year-old Anastasio Papavasilious.

Germain said officers took over CPR until the victim was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Authorities have not specified the cause of death.

Germain said officers were advised that the victim had been observed entering the water and swimming for a period of time before he was observed to be face down and no longer moving. A lifeguard was assisted by bystanders in removing the victim from the water.  —E.E.



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