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The Brigantine Water Response Team assisted the Hamilton Township dive team in the search for a man who went missing while swimming in a quarry Monday off Thelma Avenue in Mays Landing. A body was recovered at about 9:35 p.m.

A man in his early 20s was found dead Monday night and presumed drowned in a small quarry at the end of Thelma Avenue in Mays  Landing, said Tiger Platt, the chief of the Brigantine Fire Department.

The man went missing while swimming in the quarry, Platt said.

The call came into the Brigantine Fire Department Dive Team at 6:30 p.m, Platt said. The Hamilton Township dive team was on the scene but had not found the victim.

The Brigantine team arrived at 8 p.m. and was in the water by 8:20 p.m. The body was found at about 9:35 p.m., and the man was pronounced dead when he was taken out of the water, Platt said.

Hamilton Township police and other first responders and medical personnel were also on the scene, Platt said.

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