Early this morning around 1:30 AM Toms River PD & EMS were dispatched to the area of the Mathis Bridge for a boathing accident. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a poontoon boat had struck a marker near the bridge. An 18 year old unidentified male was transported by medevac to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.

There were 6 people on board the boat. The 5 other other boaters suffered non life threatening. This is an ongoing investigation and more updates will be posted as they become available.

Info for article courtesy of Jersey Shore Online