Police: 2 teens missing in NJ lake presumed dead

Published: 3:27 PM EST Jan 30, 2013   Updated: 3:06 PM EST Jan 08, 2013
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The search for two teenage boys believed to have fallen through the ice into a northern New Jersey lake has become a recovery mission, authorities said Tuesday.

State Police divers continued to search for the boys, who went missing on Budd Lake in Mount Olive Twp., Morris Co. The effort had switched from a search to a recovery mission earlier Tuesday.

Police received reports of screams for help coming from the lake around 6:20 p.m. Monday. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said two residents went out on a boat, but failed to find anyone.

Rescuers broke through more than 100 feet of ice and a state police helicopter illuminated the scene before the search was called off Monday night.