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.READ MORE: Funeral Held For NYPD Det. Jason Rivera, 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
Ortiz was a landscaper who was helping workers clean up around the Delaware and Raritan Canal.READ MORE: New Yorkers Bracing For Nor'easter On Track To Bring Significant Snowfall
Police say he apparently picked up a manhole cover and the pressure from Irene’s waters sucked him into the pipe.MORE NEWS: State Of Emergency Declared In New Jersey Ahead Of Nor'easter
His body was found two miles away in a sewage plant.