Friday, August 28, 2015

Police: Man missing after boat overturns in Delaware River

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One man is missing after a boat capsized Wednesday night in the Delaware River in Holmesburg.

Police said the boat carrying five people overturned shortly before 8 p.m. in the river along the 5200 block of Pennypack Street, behind the Philadelphia Fire Academy.

Only four people made it to shore, according to investigators.

One of the occupants, a man in his 70s, remained unaccounted for at 8:30 p.m., police said. Rescuers were unable to see the man or the boat.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the boat to capsize. Police marine units were investigating Wednesday night.


Contact Alex Wigglesworth at 215-854-2305 or awigglesworth@philly.com. Follow @phila_lex on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443; BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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