Critical N.J. Responder Succumbs to Injuries

A Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad member who was critically injured after being swept away in floods waters Sunday has died, according to The Times of Trenton.

EMT Michael Kenwood -- a member of the squad's swift water rescue team -- was hospitalized after being pulled from the water early Sunday with undisclosed injuries.

He was attempting to search a submerged car near Johnson Park at approximately 4 a.m. after Irene hit the area before becoming trapped in the water.

The 39 year-old was tied to another responder when they entered the water, but they soon found the current was too strong and tried to turn back when one of them fell. They came free from the line held by other rescue squad members.

The submerged car was later determined to be empty.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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