Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water in Delaware River

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Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water Delaware River 

PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 30-year-old man in the Delaware River in the vicinity of Central Waterfront, Saturday.

The Coast Guard searched a total of 87 square miles over the course of 3.5 hours.

Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received the initial report from the master of the 590-foot Singapore-flagged bulk carrier Weco Josefine at approximately 7 a.m. that a crew member was no longer on the vessel. 

It was stated that the man was last accounted for on the cargo ship between 5:12 a.m and 6:30 a.m., after the vessel had already left the port. 

Assets that searched are:

  • A 29-foot Response Boat-Small II boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Philadelphia is currently searching. 
  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey also searched the scene.