Sunday, February 1, 2015

Search suspended for boy missing in Delaware River

15-year-old reported missing near Treasure Island, near Frenchtown, N.J.

Search suspended for boy missing in Delaware River

Police reportedly suspended their search for a 15-year-old boy in the Delaware River near Frenchtown, N.J., on Wednesday afternoon because of an approaching storm.

New Jersey State Police confirmed reports that a boy was missing in or around the river. He was described as African-American, wearing black trunks, a white T-shirt and flip-flops, according to the reports.

The boy was floating on a raft near Treasure Island when he disappeared under the water, according to the reports.

Boat teams and divers from Bucks and Hunterdon counties and a state police helicopter searched for hours before stopping for the weather, according to the reports.

The Hunterdon prosecutor's office also was involved in the search, a state police spokesman said.

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Chris Palmer covers Bucks County for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His previous work has appeared in the New York Times and on several Times blogs, including City Room, the Local East Village and SchoolBook (which has since been taken over by WNYC). Contact him at cpalmer@phillynews.com, 610 313 8212 or on Twitter, @cs_palmer.

Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at bfinley@phillynews.com, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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