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Ideal Beach Drowning Victim Dies

The Belford man was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Ideal Beach Drowning Victim Dies Ideal Beach Drowning Victim Dies

A 46-year-old Belford resident has drowned in Ideal Beach off of Port Monmouth Road on Thursday afternoon, according to a statement from the .

At approximately 1:47 p.m. Middletown police responded to a report of a possible drowning at Ideal Beach.

Upon arrival Lt. William Brunt and Cpl. Robert McNair found Belford resident Charles Henshaw, 46, in the water. The officers pulled him to shore.

CPR was performed on the way to the hospital, said Bob Pfleger, public information Officer Township of Middletown EMS Department.

Henshaw was treated by the Monoc Paramedics and the Port Monmouth First Aid Squad and was transported to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, according to the police statement.

He was pronounced dead at 2:45 p.m. at Riverview Medical Center as a result of the drowning.

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