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Landscaper Dies After Being Sucked Into Storm Drain In Lawrence Township

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LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS 2) – There has been another Irene-related death in New Jersey.

Cesar Ortiz, 47, was sucked into a storm drain in Lawrence Township on Tuesday.

Ortiz was a landscaper who was helping workers clean up around the Delaware and Raritan Canal.

Police say he apparently picked up a manhole cover and the pressure from Irene’s waters sucked him into the pipe.

His body was found two miles away in a sewage plant.

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