On Sunday, July 31, at approximately 1:35 pm, the Keyport Police Department received a 911 call reporting two kayakers in distress in the Raritan Bay.
Keyport Police Officers arrived on scene and observed one subject on the shore, who stated that their friend was still in the water. Officer Degroat, a member of the Monmouth County Dive Team, was able to use a kayak and locate the subject in the water.
Keyport Fire Department members arrived and used their boat to assist. CPR was initiated as the subject was brought to shore. The individual, a 64-year-old resident of Irvington, was taken to Bayshore Medical Center by Keyport First Aid, where he was pronounced deceased.