A man died after being pulled from the Raritan River on the holiday after medical staff worked to try to save him for over eight hours.

A man died after being pulled from the Raritan River on the Fourth of July holiday, after medical staff worked to try to save him for over eight hours, authorities said.

Fermin Franco, 52, of Valley Stream, New York was pronounced dead shortly after midnight on Thursday, according to Bridgewater Police.

First responders pulled Franco from the water near Duke Island Park at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Officers immediately initiated CPR and life saving protocols before Franco was sent to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset where he later died, according to a release.

Bradley Gardens Fire Department, Bradley Gardens Rescue Squad and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Paramedics also responded to the scene to provide medical aide.

Police said the drowning appears to be accidental, however the incident remains under investigation.

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Source:: New Jersey Real-Time News

      

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Man dies after being pulled from Raritan River on Fourth of July

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