Person Evaluated After Fall Into Frigid Assunpink Lake As Skiff Overturns

January 16, 2023

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–At 2:16 p.m. the New Jersey State Police, Hope Fire Company/Upper Freehold Firefighters, Conservation Officers, and Captial Health-Allentown, all responded for a report of an overturned kayak with a person in the Assunpink Lake in the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area. Upon arrival a small boat-skiff was found near the island and the person was able to make it back onto the skiff. The skiff was brought ashore, and the person was transferred to emergency medical services to be evaluated after being pulled from the frigid water. It did not appear that there were any injuries in the incident. No other details are available at this time.