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.