MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Family and friends shared hugs and tears after learning the body of one of two teens had been pulled from an icy lake on Tuesday.
Mount Olive Mayor Robert Greenbaum said it appears the teenagers, identified by friends as Clyde Schimanski and Nick Cianciotto, went onto Budd Lake to ice fish Monday evening. A published report said the body pulled from the lake was Cianciotto’s, according to WCBS 880.
Parts of the lake were frozen solid, but others were too thin to support much weight, town officials said.
“I have condolences for the family that lost their child today,” Greenbaum said. “The entire community grieves with them.”
Friends of Cianciotto told CBS 2’s Tony Aiello he talked about ice fishing at school hours before the tragedy.
“He like drew a whole diagram of how he was going to make a hook and everything. I told him it would be stupid to go out on the ice when it was 50 degrees, melting,” Paul Sarya told Aiello.
The father of Schimanski told both 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck and WCBS 880’s Sean Adams that his 15-year-old son, Clyde III, apparently rode his bike out on the ice to try to rescue the other teen.