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Missing Boater Feared Dead After Falling Into Delaware River

The unidentified man was one of five people aboard a 16-foot recreational vessel. The boat hit a wake around 5:40 p.m. and all five people fell into the water.

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    Search for Missing Boater Ends

    After 21 hours, the search for a missing boater on the Delaware River has ended. Four of five boaters were rescued last night, but officials fear the last boater is dead.

    (Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018)

    The search for a missing man who fell in the water following a boat accident on the Delaware River between Delanco, New Jersey and Philadelphia has ended. Now crews are working on a recovery effort. 

    The unidentified man was one of five people aboard a 16-foot recreational vessel Monday. The boat hit a wake around 5:40 p.m. and all five people fell into the water.

    The Coast Guard arrived at the scene and rescued four of the boaters. They were all taken to area hospitals. Officials have not yet revealed their conditions.

    The fifth boater, a man in his 20s, is still missing.

    The Coast Guard, Philadelphia Marine Police, New Jersey State Police, Philadelphia Fire Marine and other local agencies all searched for the man but have not found him. 

    The search effort has now changed to a recovery effort. Officials have not yet released his identity.