Man Found Deceased In Peddie Lake

September 1, 2020

HIGHTSTOWN, NJ (MERCER)—At approximately 8:30 pm tonight Hightstown Police officers were dispatched to Peddie Lake, adjacent to Tavern on the Lake for an unresponsive person in the water. The Hightstown Fire Department’s Dive Team along with Robbinsville Township EMS initially responded to the scene for a recovery. Additionally, Robbinsville Township Fire Department and Cranbury Fire Company also responded to the scene for extra assistance in the recovery. The subject was removed from the water by the fire department and pronounced dead.

Hightstown Police identified the subject as Mr. Dana “Mike” Fields, a 60-year-old resident of Hightstown.  

The incident is currently under investigation, but the incident does not appear to be suspicious at this time.  Any witnesses or persons with information surrounding this incident is asked to contact Det. Mecca, Hightstown Police Department, at 609-448-1234 x 540.


This is at least the second known person to be recovered from Peddie Lake this year. A missing East Windsor man was recovered on Sunday February 2, 2020 you can read that MidJersey.News story at the following link:

Missing Person From East Windsor Recovered from Peddie Lake (2/2/2020)