A 14-year-old Philadelphia boy drowned Sunday night in pond at a Shore campground after his friends saw him flailing in water but thought he was "messing around," officials said,
New Jersey State Police divers early today recovered the body of John Toribio in 15 feet of water 35 feet from shore at Pine Haven Campground on Route 9 in Dennis Township, Cape May County.
He was pronounced dead at 1:42 a.m., police said
Sgt. Stephen Jones, a state police spokesman, said Toribio was swimming with a boy and a girl about 8:15 p.m. when the two friends saw Toribio splashing as if having difficulty.