WOODLAND TWP. It was a balmy Sunday afternoon, in the 50s, when Philip Raimondo and two other ATV drivers trekked across an 88-acre lake deceptively covered in ice.
Raimondo drove about 400 yards from shore, the accompanying drivers told New Jersey state police, when terror struck. The ice began to crack. Raimondo, screaming for help, began to sink. He resurfaced moments later, slicing through ice to swim to shore, police said.
Then he plunged for good.
On Tuesday afternoon, after a search hampered by heavy snow and freezing temperatures, dive teams found what they believed to be Raimondo's body. Raimondo, 25, of Medford, was 250 yards from the shore, nearly 25 feet below the surface, police said.