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Body of Missing Boater Washes Up Along Delaware River

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    The body of the man who went missing while crabbing in the Delaware River was discovered Sunday night.

    (Published Monday, May 15, 2017)

    Officials confirmed overnight that a body found along the banks of the Delaware River is that of a missing boater.

    Police say a boat overturned on the river just after 2 p.m. on Sunday near the 100 block of Mill Street in Penns Grove. Two men were on board crabbing at the time of the incident and police say they are unsure of why the 12-foot boat capsized.

    According to police, a 30-year-old man was able to swim back to shore unassisted. He was treated at the Memorial Hospital of Salem County for mild hypothermia.

    A marine unit began a search for a second 40-year-old man who was on the boat when it capsized. Police said a neighbor on shore saw the man swimming back to shore, but he slipped under the water.

    Body Found in Delaware RiverBody Found in Delaware River

    Officials have confirmed that a body as been found along the shore of the Delaware River, but have not yet confirmed if it is the body is that of a missing boater. NBC10's Drew Smith has more.

    (Published Sunday, May 14, 2017)

    Crews called the search off for the night due to tide and wind challenges.

    The body that later washed up was positively identified as family members as the missing man, Lt. John McDerby of the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police said.

    According to police, neither boater had on a life preserver at the time of the incident.