PRINCETON - The death toll from Hurricane Irene in New Jersey has risen to at least four with the death of a Princeton rescue squad worker swept up in floodwaters on Sunday.

Princeton police report Monday that emergency medical technician Michael Kenwood has died as a result of his injuries.

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Kenwood and a second squad member had entered a flooded roadway to check on a vehicle when they were recalled because it was unsafe. Police say both ended up unsecured in the water, but the second rescue worker regained his footing. Kenwood was hospitalized in critical condition. It was later determined the vehicle they were trying to reach was unoccupied.

Gov. Chris Christie wrongly reported Sunday that the EMT had already died. He later apologized for having received bad information.

 

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