Tragic Loss Of Father And Son, Mark Volz And Mark Volz Jr.

drowning scene(VIDEO) The following details have just been released to TLS by the Lakewood Police Department Press Secretary, Detective Lt. William Addison, following Monday’s tragic accident which claimed the lives of a father and son. At 1812 hours, Lakewood Police Department responded to the area of 1750 Cedarbridge Avenue at the small retention pond to investigate a suspicious circumstance. A citizen reported that at 6:00PM  he observed a Red Radio Controlled Boat bobbing up and down in the water with no one around. He further indicated that he went to the Post Office on Swathmore Ave and then came back to the scene and parked behind a Green pickup truck, got out and did not observe anyone around, and called the Lakewood Police Department.

Lakewood Police Department responded and canvassed the area, observed that the pickup truck one door opened with expensive radio Controlled Boat apparatus unsecured and near the south shore, a fishing pole was laying in the grass and about 10 feet away was a pair of boots, a set of keys, and a wallet also lying in the grass.

Deputy Chief Fred Capper and Captain Michael Mooney had responded and made the determination that a drowning may have occurred and requested  a dive team response.

The Brick Dive Team, Pioneer Hose FD, Station 22 responded to the scene. Several of their personnel responded and a search of the pond commenced at 1905 hours. At 1908 hours, a middle aged male was found 40 feet from the shoreline in about 8 to 10 feet of water and removed from the water. The water search continued and it was necessary to call additional divers to relieve the first set. Point Pleasant Boro Fire Dept. #1 Dive Team out of Station 40 responded to assist in the water search. At 2011 hours a younger white male was found submerged 115 feet from the south shoreline in about 8 to 10 feet of water.

The Lakewood Emergency Medical Services responded and the Lakewood Emergency Management Services responded with light towers as daylight was fading away.

Both Mark Volz and Mark Volz Jr. were pronounced dead at the scene by Nancy Vaccaro, RN of the Ocean County Medical Examiners Office.

Mark Volz        Age 47
Toms River, NJ

Mark Volz Jr.   Age 17
Toms River, NJ

VIDEO from Channel 12 with footage from TLS.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time. A father and son who will be forever in our hearts, lost way too young. This tragedy has profoundly affected the entire community.

  2. rest in piece mark we will miss u in school ever one has been upset all day we shall be doind some thing for u rest in peace love manda nd cameran nd happy almost 18th birthday<<333

  3. he was the sweetest guy i ever meet i cant believe ill never see him agen we love u mark

    Olivia Giersch
    Krysten Miller
    Perlin Perez
    Amber Riccio

  4. mark we all love & miss you buddy. i hope you are safe up in Heaven. you are in God’s hands now. you will always be remembered. <3 happy almost 18th birthday <3

  5. Mark You Will Be Missed We All Love You And Will Never For Get You Always In Ower Hearts Forever We Love You

    Perlin Perez
    Krysten Miller
    Olivia Giersch
    Amber Riccio

  6. Our neighbor they we have known for 9 years this is her brother and nephew. This a very heart breaking situation! God bless this family

  7. Our neighbor they we have known for 9 years this is her brother and nephew. This a very heart breaking situation! God bless this family

  8. The world has lost two great men. Love you both, forever in our hearts. Rest in peace our friends. Take care of each other. Mark so glad we spent time together at the beach. Charlie has lost his fishing buddy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and Ginny.

  9. Mark we miss you and you will always be remember. we are having something for him tomorrow, Wensday at the ocean county library on washington street. just a little thing for him and his dad. i miss you hunny. you didnt deserve this. 1993-2010 we love you 5-17-10!!!!11 <333

  10. # 5. Ponds and lakes are not like a swimming pool. They are entangled with weeds, debris, and littered with garbage and bacteria allergey infested water. One who is not experienced in dealing with situations like these can easily be overcome when stress and extra exertion are induced. Therefore we will never know 100 percent why or how it occurred, but a son saw a father in danger and tryed to help and tragically both drowned. Very sad and sorry for their loss.

  11. mark i miss ya bro i cant believe it but yu will always be missed your in a better place now tho .. rest easy bro il see you soon .. love ya kiddo

  12. Mark You Will Be Missed We All Love You And Will Never For Get You Always In Ower Hearts Forever We Love You rest in pce see you soon

    Perlin Perez
    Krysten Miller
    Olivia Giersch
    Amber Riccio

  13. Rest in Peace buddies, I will miss both of you alot. We were only just getting started to know each other.

    This is a retention pond, the bottom is full of muddy muck and alot of bushes and weeds. They most liekly tried to use the fishing pole to cast out and retrieve the boat which failed and then made the decision to go after it.

    How life changes in a matter of moments, always gotta be on the defense and thinking of your next move. Love you guys

    Ralph Jr.

  14. I have fished with Mark many times on my boat. He had a great and lively personality, a good heart, and great sense of humor.I will miss him and his laugh. God bless the family in their time of great sorrow.

  15. Why must a boy and his father die. We dont know but we know now that they are in piece eternal and beautiful forever happy. We will all miss you very much mark rest in piece from your frient nick.

  16. I love Mark i always have and always will. He was a great friend and a sweet and loving person. He will be missed for ever and he will never leave my heart

  17. Mark i love & miss you everyones a wreck at school .. eric and i have sweatshirts made in rememberance of you as well as ashley and steph. were all wearing them to the funeral . i love and miss you rest in peace </3 i will never forget the way you always made me laugh ! i love you kid !

    </3 love always && will never forget you


  18. he was a nice kidd. he was in my class . he never talked to anyone except for his friends. i remember one day he asked me if i wanted a dollar ha he was nice. i cant believe hes gone he was so young. him & his dad are gone but there in a better place now. =] R.I.P mark

  19. I’m very sad and hurt that my bestfriend and his father are gone forever. My life has completely changed forever that they ain’t here. my senior year will be totally different next year now that Mark is gone to be with the lord above. that’s all I can really add for now. I’m still sad and devastated about this event. my heart goes out to their family. I’ll be praying for them everyday. thank you Mark for being my friend for 6 years. I’m glad that I shared a classroom with you every year. God Bless you and may be with you and your dad. R.I.P my brotha.

  20. You guys will never be forgotten and will be missed dearly, Mark we had a lot of good times working together for almost 20yrs and you did a Awesome job raising Mark Jr., As I watched him grow into a man over the years. Your not gone forever just in a better place watching over everyone…

    Kerry Sr.

  21. R.I.P Mark you will be missed very much. He Was a great friend to all. He wouldn’t want us sheding tears but remembering all the great times with him! Just remember he’s in a better place now!!! God has a better plan for him!!!

  22. RIP MARK… You were the best friend anybody could ever have, and had the biggest heart. You will always be missed and always remembered, may your heart and soul RIP and please watch over us. You will always be in our prayers, thoughts, heart and soul… THE GUTTERBALLS LOVE YOU

  23. mark was like a uncle to me cause he was around before i was even born all the time, i loved him and little mark very much, i wish i got to tell them both that,
    and yes george mark laugh thinking about it makes me laugh,
    they were both great men, and we will all have a little piece of our hearts missing till we meet again, maybe mark can hook some fish to my dads poles for him.
    you guys will be missed every single day. rip



  25. Well Mark its gonna be almost 3 months soon since your death, i still cant get over you are not here. I was looking back at 8th grade graduation and seeing pictures of everybody together, its not fair that your not gonna be there for our high school graduation. I hope you look down on us that day evan though you might not be there in person you will be there in our hearts and in spirit. You are our High School South Angel. I have to say you helped me appreciate alot of things that i didnt before, you showed me how life is short you never know when your times up. I miss you aolt, i still see you every morining in jury smoking a ciggeratte haha hope hevans treating you and your father good <3 <3 rest easy guys

  26. mark we are going to make this year and amazing year and since it would be your senior year its going to be more special! i love you and never forgotten. no matter what you still rule south this year 🙂 5-17-10 <3

  27. Our favorite GUTTERBALLAHS RED NEK, WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOUL IT SEEMS LIKE JUST YESTURDAY WE WERE AT THE LIBRARY MAKIN jokes ans havin fun. Wednesday library, friday mall saturday we all went to the bowling thats were the gutterballs beame about. I love you and miss alot mark

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