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Hurricane Sandy Claims 4 Lives in Ocean County

Two died of hypothermia, one of asphyxia and one drowning

Hurricane Sandy Claims 4 Lives in Ocean County Hurricane Sandy Claims 4 Lives in Ocean County

There were four people from Ocean County who lost their lives due to conditions connected to Hurricane Sandy, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office announced Thursday.

“Our thoughts are with these families,” Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford said.

Below are the individuals who died:

Celestine Kreitzer, 94, of Forked River
Pronouncement Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 2:35 p.m.
Cause of Death: Hypothermia 

George Tatay, 61, of Brick
Pronouncement Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 5:01 p.m.
Cause of Death: Asphyxia due to drowning 

Erwin Bockhorn, 72, of Little Egg Harbor
Pronouncement Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m.
Cause of Death: Drowning 

Leonard Thompson, 71, of Stafford
Pronouncement Date: Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 9:46 p.m.
Cause of Death: Hypothermia due to exposure to cold conditions

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