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Rolando Camarillo-Cholula, 42, a New Jersey father drowned Wednesday while rescuing his three children who became “distressed” while swimming in the Millstone River, according to local police.
Rolando Camarillo-Cholula drowned after taking his three children, ages 13, 11 and 8, into shallow water. The boys were swimming in a 39-mile-long tributary of the Raritan River, according to Franklin Township police. The call to police came just before 2:15 p.m. m., when someone reported “a man in the water, with three children on the shore” off Canal Road between Coppermine and Old Georgetown streets in Franklin Township, about 43 miles southwest of New York City. When police arrived at the scene, they found the children on the shore but could not find Camarillo-Cholula, according to information released by the Franklin Township police, who added that the father lost his balance after wading into the water in an attempt to help their children. Divers from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office recovered Camarillo-Cholula a little over three hours later, just before 5:30 p.m., police said. Emergency medical personnel treated the children at the scene, according to police. An investigation is underway into what led up to the incident, police said.
Rolando Camarillo-Cholula was 42 years old.
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This marks at least the third fatal drowning reported in New Jersey in the last three months. In May, a 15-year-old boy drowned in Sandy Hook Beach B, an unguarded area where swimming is not allowed. In June, New York City firefighter Mark Batista, 39, of Teaneck, New Jersey, drowned off the Jersey shore while trying to save his teenage daughter, who survived the incident, after she became trapped. in troubled waters. Also in June, 18-year-old Víctor Rodríguez drowned in Pitman Lake during a treasure hunt.In the wake of Camarillo-Cholula’s death, Franklin Township officials urged locals to remember that “causeways, lakes, and all waterways can hide dangers like hidden currents, sudden depths, and cold snaps,” and to be attentive to signs in the incident area indicating areas and activities to avoid.
Lt. Vincent Wilson of the Franklin Township Police Department said swimming in the Millstone River is not prohibited. Drowning is the leading cause of death among children ages 1 to 4, and males account for nearly 80% of those who die from drowning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It can happen in seconds and often occurs silently, and can be prevented by wearing a life jacket, monitoring weather conditions before swimming in natural waters, and learning basic swimming skills, the CDC says. There are more than 4,000 fatal drownings per year across the country, according to the CDC. New Jersey has one of the lowest rates in the country, with 0.77 unintentional drowning deaths per 100,000 people, CDC data shows.