Powerful Waterspout Strands Boaters, Spurs Rescue on New Jersey River

A waterspout that formed over the Delaware Bay in New Jersey stranded three people canoeing Sunday afternoon.

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Downe Township Fire and Dive Team
This powerful waterspout formed over the Delaware Bay Sunday afternoon. A waterspout is an intense vortex that forms over a body of water. While they never pose intense damage on land, they pose dangers for boaters because their winds reach up to 100 MPH.
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Downe Township Fire and Dive Team
Downe Township Fire and Rescue were dispatched after receiving a call that boaters were stranded out on the Delaware River.
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Downe Township Fire and Dive Team
A man, his girlfriend, and his daughter were canoeing on the river when the waterspout came within 10 feet of their canoe, according to the Downe Township rescue team. Afraid the storm would tip their canoe, they made their way into a nearby marsh for safety.
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Downe Township Fire and Dive Team
After a 45 minute search, rescuers were able to spot the three in the marsh and bring them back to shore.
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Downe Township Fire and Dive Team
Even their canoe got a lift back, fully intact after their scare on the river.
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Downe Township Fire and Dive Team
Rescuers were able to get the three aboard the boat, and take them back safely to shore.
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Downe Township Fire and Dive Team
Although the three were a little muddy from their time in the marsh, no one was injured during the rescue.
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