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Boy, 12, drowns in lake at New Jersey country club lake

Boy, 12, drowns in lake at $6,000-per-membership New Jersey Lake Valhalla Country Club, authorities say

  • A 12-year-old boy drowned in a lake at a high-end New Jersey country club 
  • Police rushed to reports of a drowning at Lake Valhalla, which is a $6,000-a-membership private club in Montville, authorities have said 
  • The child, who has not been named, is understood to have been playing near a dock before he went underwater at the Vista Road lake but never resurfaced 
  • A full membership to the plush club costs $6,000 for the initiation fee and a $1,500 annual membership fee, while members get discounts of their weddings 

A 12-year-old boy drowned in a lake at a high-end New Jersey country club on Wednesday, authorities have said.  

Police rushed to reports of a drowning at Lake Valhalla, which is a $6,000-a-membership private club in Montville, according to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

The child, who has not been named, is understood to have been playing near a dock before he went underwater but never resurfaced.

Police rushed to reports of a drowning at Lake Valhalla, which is a $6,000-a-membership private club (pictured) in Montville, according to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office

The child, who has not been named, is understood to have been playing near a dock before he went underwater at the Vista Road lake but never resurfaced

The child, who has not been named, is understood to have been playing near a dock before he went underwater at the Vista Road lake but never resurfaced

Emergency rescuers pulled the boy from the lake and rushed him to hospital where he died

Emergency rescuers pulled the boy from the lake and rushed him to hospital where he died

Emergency rescuers pulled the boy from the lake and rushed him to hospital where he died.

The boy is thought to have been playing near the dock, with life guards on duty at the time but tragically did not emerge from the water until the alarm was raised.

A full membership to the plush club costs $6,000 for the initiation fee and a $1,500 annual membership fee, Patch reports.   

Police are investigating, but no foul play is suspected. The investigation will look into whether the club followed all the necessary rules. 

The boy is thought to have been playing near the dock, with life guards on duty at the time but tragically did not emerge from the water until the alarm was raised

The boy is thought to have been playing near the dock, with life guards on duty at the time but tragically did not emerge from the water until the alarm was raised

'Be cognizant of where your kids are, especially when they're in water,' Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said

‘Be cognizant of where your kids are, especially when they’re in water,’ Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said

‘Be cognizant of where your kids are, especially when they’re in water,’ Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said. 

‘I’m sure you’ve all seen where there are drownings in far less water than here. As a parent of three, you always want to watch what your kids are doing.’

Parents were seen leaving the club with their children in tears. The name of the boy has not been released.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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