Man Jumps Into River, Doesn't Resurface

By Dan Stamm
|  Sunday, Sep 8, 2013  |  Updated 2:01 PM EDT
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The U.S. Coast Guard joins the search for a 23-year-old man who went missing in the Delaware River near Essington, Pa. Sunday morning.

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The U.S. Coast Guard joins the search for a 23-year-old man who went missing in the Delaware River near Essington, Pa. Sunday morning.

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Crews found a man's body in the Delaware River this morning hours after he jumped in but never surfaced overnight.

The U.S. Coast Guard said the search began for the man after his girlfriend alerted Delaware County police that 23-year-old Robert Miller went missing after going into the water by the Golden Point Marina & Yacht Club at 1 Jansen Ave. in Essington, Pa.

The yacht club is a short distance west of Philadelphia International Airport

The girlfriend told authorities that Miller, who hailed from Glen Mills, jumped into the river around 3:30 a.m., went under a dock and never resurfaced. Miller had on jeans, a black T-shirt and work boots when he jumped in, according to searchers.

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A 25-foot U.S. Coast Guard response boat could be seen searching the river early Sunday. Local police and fire search and dive teams also joined the search as low tide occurred, according to the Coast Guard.

Around 11 a.m. crews found Miller's body about 75 feet upriver from the yacht club.

No reason was given as to why the man jumped into the river during season-ending ceremonies at the yacht club.

 


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