TOMS RIVER — Police say two brothers riding personal watercraft crashed into each other on Barnegat Bay, leaving one dead.

The accident happened near the Mathis Bridge in Toms River Sunday night.

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Brothers Mathew Barther, 24, and Patrick Barther, 20,  of Long Valley, were both ejected into the water after their jet skis collided, police said. 

Patrick Barther sustained minor injuries and was able to transport himself and his brother back to shore where emergency response was called, police said.

Mathew Barther was pronounced dead at a hospital in Toms River.

The incident is under investigation, said State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman.

Staff Writer Anjalee Khemlani contributed to this report.

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