Coast Guard Searching for 2 Boaters

PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard, Pennsylvania Fish and Wildlife and the New Jersey State Police are searching today for two people after their boat capsized near the Commodore John Barry Bridge here.

The Coast Guard received a call at 6:40 p.m. from Delaware County 911, reporting a small boat with two people aboard had capsized and sank near the bridge. The two boaters attempted to swim to the New Jersey side of the Delaware River but later disappeared under the water.

A helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Philadelphia and local authorities are searching for the missing boaters.

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