Press Release

The Cape May Police Department is investigating a drowning incident that occurred on 9/26/19.  At approximately 3:34 PM a call was received by the Cape May Police Communications Center from the Cape May Beach Patrol regarding the need for emergency services for a water rescue at Grant Street and Beach Drive.  Investigation at the scene revealed that the victim, James P. Lane 67 from 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 afterwards, Lane was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center by the Cape May Fire Department where he was pronounced deceased.