Search for Missing Man in Del. River

The man disappeared during a barbecue by the river on Sunday night

The search resumes Monday morning for a 26-year-old man who may have fallen into the Delaware River on Sunday night.

The man who has been identified as Jose Ortiz was last seen wearing a white tank top and jean shorts.

Friends of Ortiz say he was at a barbecue by the river, just north of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. Fire Dispatch got the call at 10:40 p.m. Sunday and crews were immediately called to start searching.

The Coast Guard, Police Aviation unit helicopter, and Philadelphia Police Marine unit searched Sunday night. They will resume the search Monday morning.


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