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CAPE MAY - The Cape May Police Department is investigating a drowning that occurred Sept. 26.

According to a release, at approximately 3:34 p.m. a call was received by the Cape May Police Communications Center from the Cape May Beach Patrol requesting emergency services for a water rescue at Grant Street and Beach Drive.

The investigation revealed that the victim, James P. Lane, 67, of Binghamton, N.Y., was found face down in the surf approximately 50 yards from the beach.

Cape May Beach Patrol brought Lane to the beach where CPR was started.

Shortly afterward, Lane was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center by the Cape May Fire Department where he was pronounced deceased.

The above was received from a law enforcement agency.

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