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Chief: Man Appears to Have Drowned Accidentally

Body recovered Tuesday.

The body of 35-year-old Kevin McCormick, of Bloomingdale, was found Tuesday afternoon more than 150 yards from the shoreline of Glenwild Lake Sunday morning, Bloomingdale Police Chief Joe Borrell said in a statement.

Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that McCormick accidentally drowned.

Police said McCormick was reported missing on Sunday morning after his family reported that the Glenwild Lake resident did not return home after visiting a friend's house on the lake. Several units began a search of the area and as the State Police Marine Service Bureau, Crime Scene North Unit, T.E.A.M.S Unit,  and Bergen County Sheriff Department K-9 Unit continued the search Tuesday, the body was recovered.

Police said a follow-up investigation will be conducted by the Regional Medical Examiner in Newark.

Patch will have updates on this story.

Joanne April 17, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Thank you to all who have spent the last three days searching for Kevin. The devotion, care and professionalism of each person makes me realize how fortunate we are for volunteers......please support them as well as Kevin's family, friends and neighbors in this close-knit community.
Kit Emory April 17, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Our hearts go out to the family. Our whole community is mourning one of our own.
jersey girl April 17, 2012 at 09:37 PM
What a shame! My prayers go to the family and all who searched. God Bless all of you! prayers
Susan April 17, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Kevin was a gentle, good natured man....smart...dependable...funny. He was a good neighbor who made you feel you were the only person in the room when he chatted with you. He will be missed by many. May his memory be for a blessing. Susan
MSJ April 17, 2012 at 10:34 PM
This is absolutely devastating. Kevin was so young, passionate, and full of life. He had so much more to give on this earth and it is a tragedy that was taken from us. I will never forget him as he was a great friend and kind person. Rest in peace and may God bless Kevin's family during this very difficult time.
Johanna April 17, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Kevin was my beloved cousin. I can't remember his face without a broad smile or a mischievous grin. I am so, so sad. He was a wonderful, happy, warm person, and he and his wife had a beautiful relationship and shared love of life. They were perfect companions. This makes no sense in the world. I am heartbroken.
Keith April 18, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Shocked and saddened to hear about this. My wife and I used to work with him and he was always a really good guy. He was way too young. Our hearts go out to his family.
Mike A. April 18, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Devastating news. I worked with Kevin (and Jen). Kevin simply an outstanding guy, and so much fun to be with. Many of us now where Kevin used to work are grieving over this horrible tragedy. Our prayers for Kevin and Jen. RIP buddy.
Ariana Cohn-Sheehan (Editor) April 18, 2012 at 11:22 AM
We are hoping to put together a memorial story about McCormick. If anyone would like to share their memories or photos, send them to ariana.cohn-sheehan@patch.com with your name, age and town you live in.
Jules April 18, 2012 at 04:17 PM
So tragic, so young and with so much life left to live. Kevin you will be very missed. Always a buddy when we were at mtgs. Great dart player too. Always wore a smile. My prayers go out to Jen and Kevin's family at the difficult time.
James F. Anderson April 18, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Jim A. Kevin was a neighbor of mine. Didn't know Kevin well but I do know he was a very nice man. Always said hello and very friendly. I remember at one party (I had just met him) he talked to my wife and I for over an hour. When I think of GWL I think of Kevin and his presence. 35 years is too short. He deserved much more.....My prayers to the family.
Frank Polsenberg April 18, 2012 at 05:59 PM
My heart & prayers go out to Jen, his wife and Mary, his Mother and my sister. Uncle Frank
Cynthia Knauss Konija April 18, 2012 at 09:29 PM
I met Kevin's father at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix on Sunday night. He was sitting on a bench crying his heart out. I asked if I could do anything for him and he told me his son was missing; we prayed together. I've been praying ever since for closure and comfort for his family. May the Peace of God be with each of you.
Elaine Rossi-Griffin April 19, 2012 at 02:01 AM
I am deeply saddened by this story. Kevin and I went to St. Gregory the Great and Steinert High School together. My thoughts and prayers with his family and friends. May memories of Kevin help everyone through this difficult time.
Doris Fatzler April 19, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Our entire lake community is grieving. Kevin will be so sadly missed. Our love and prayers are sent to Jen and Kevin's family. George and Doris
Johanne Palermo April 21, 2012 at 01:20 AM
My heart goes out to Kevin's family. This is just so sad. Kevin was my nephew and I remember him mostly as a little baby and young boy. Such a beautiful baby and child. I am so deeply saddened by this and my prayers and thoughts are with the family. May God be with you always during this trying time. Johanne Palermo
Jody DiMarcello April 21, 2012 at 01:28 AM
I didn't know him very well, but the one important thing that I do remember, he was always smiling. Additionally, a very gentle, kind person. He was taken way too early from us. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and his entire family. God bless all of you. Jody DiMarcello ~95 SHS
The Wiegand Family, onde and all April 23, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Kevin's mother, Mary, is our cousin. Kevin's father, Ken, we grew up with, went to school together, played soccer together. We've been family our whole life. Our hearts hurt for all whose lives are touched by the loss of Kevin. May God Bless Us All. The Wiegand family, one and all!
Pat Kroesser-Bill April 23, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Kevin's mother, Mary, is my best girlfriends cousin, Eileen. When Eileen told me the news I was so shocked & sad. I will pray for all of you. May God give you strength at this terrible time! I am so sorry, sincerely Pat Kroesser-Bill


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