This story was written by Patch editor Colleen Platt
A fatal accident reconstruction team today is looking into the cause of a
watercraft collision that led to the death of a Long Valley man and
injured the man's brother.
Matthew Barther, 24, was pronounced
dead at Community Medical Center last night, according to State Police
Sgt. Chris Rogers.
His brother Patrick, also of Long Valley, pulled him
from the water after the 8 p.m. accident - which occurred just north of
the Route 37 bridge - and brought him back to shore, police said.
Patrick Barther was treated and released from the same hospital last
night. Popular Stories Today, Rogers noted that the reconstruction team is working to investigate the collision. A medical examiner has yet to determine the official cause of death.
also confirmed today that a jet ski located a short time after the
accident on Rochester Road in Brick was one of the watercraft in the