Second Teen Recovered, ID'd From Budd Lake

Nicholas Cianciotto, III and Clyde Schimanski, III, both 15 and missing since Monday, have been pulled from lake.

Nearly two days since falling through the ice into the freezing water of Budd Lake, Nick Cianciotto and Clyde Schimanski were recovered by the New Jersey State Police Marine Service Bureau, Acting Morris County Prosectutor Frederick Knapp said.

“It is with great sadness that I announce the deaths of Nicholas Michael Cianciotto, III and Clyde Frederick Schimanski, III, both of whom were 15 years old," Knapp said. "The young men were deeply loved by their families and friends. The entire Morris County community mourns their loss."

According to Knapp, the recovery came after 4 p.m. Wednesday, nearly 24 hours after the recovery of the first body. 

Mt. Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum said Wednesday on his Facebook page, "Thank God that we finally have closure for the second family."

Knapp said New Jersey State Police divers had been at the scene for the second straight full day and made multiple attempts in the Wednesday's recovery effort. 

It was not immediately known which of the boys was found on Tuesday and which was found Wednesday.

With the looming cost of a funeral, Maleyonok set up In Loving Memory of Clyde Schimanski, a Give Forward donation page where people can give money to help pay for Clyde Schimanski III's final expenses

According to a report on NJ.com, another fund has been set up for Cianciotto.

The report says donors can contribute to the fund by mailing checks made out to "Nick Cianciotto Memorial Fund" to PNC Bank, 3 Naughright Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Or by visiting the bank in person.

Mt. Olive Superintendent Dr. Larrie Reynolds said both students were "valued members of the Mount Olive High School learning community and will be sorely missed."

"The high school counseling staff is providing services to any student that needs to talk," Reynolds said.

stacie bohr January 10, 2013 at 04:35 AM
God bless Nick and Clyde and their respective families. Our prayers have been and will continue to be with you.
Judi January 10, 2013 at 12:23 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Nick and Clyde-May they rest in peace-
Randy Grauerholz January 10, 2013 at 01:24 PM
My sincere sympathy to the friends and families of Nick and Clyde. Such a difficult time. Please know that many share in your grief.
Sandra Brackmann January 10, 2013 at 03:08 PM
I have been, and will continue to pray for the families of NIck and Clyde. May the God who comforts best be your ocnstant companion in the days ahead.
darlene January 10, 2013 at 04:37 PM
Losing a child is the greatest loss anyone can ever suffer. May the families have the courage to go forward in this difficult time.
mimi January 10, 2013 at 04:47 PM
After having lost a child myself, there is nothing you can say or do to make it right for the families. They have to learn how to live a new life starting now. It will never really be ok, just a little less hurt each year but it will take years.
Denise Novaky January 10, 2013 at 05:54 PM
The grieving families need only to know that their friends and neighbors stand with them, ready to hold them up when the pain buckles their legs. They need to be asked nothing more than how they can be helped. The people of Mt. Olive are generous and empathic. We are pulling together in solid support of the parents who have lost their babies, the boys and girls who lost a sibling, the teens who lost their friend. The most valuable goal, in my opinion, is for us to support each other as we go forward to make the best of this life. Many great thinkers of the past agreed and added that, if unable to help, at least do not harm. Journalists should take a hard look at their behavior when reporting the news. Articles such as those that plaster the last words of deceased children may unfortunately sell the sensation of a tragedy for the moment but ring in the ears of a mother and father for a lifetime.
Liberty January 10, 2013 at 08:26 PM
A Grieving Teen Has the Right to..... Know the truth about the death, the deceased and the circumstances Have questions answered honestly Be heard with dignity and respect Be silent and not tell you his or her grief emotions or thoughts Not agree with your perceptions and conclusions See the person who died and the place of the death Grieve any way she or he wants to without hurting self or others Feel all the feelings and to think all the thoughts of his or her own unique grief Not to have to follow the "stages of grief" as outlined in a high school health book Grieve in one's own unique, individual way without censorship Be angry at death, at the person who died, at God, at self and at others Ignore people who are insensitive and spout cliches Have his or her own theological and philosophical beliefs about life and death Be involved in the decisions about the rituals related to the death Not be taken advantage of in this vulnerable mourning condition and circumstances Have irrational guilt about how he or she could have intervened to stop the death (A Grieving Teen has the right to... by the Dougy Center)


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