Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing boater in Delaware River

Coast Guard District 5 NewsPHILADELPHIA —The Coast Guard is searching for a middle-aged male who went missing after he fell from a boat in the vicinity of the Ben Franklin Bridge here Wednesday.

Missing is Iouri Lizourn, who was last spotted approximately 100 yards north of the Ben Franklin Bridge and 100 yards off-shore.

Pennsylvania State Police dispatch contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Delaware Bay after they received a 911 call at 10:30 p.m. from Lizourn’s son reporting his father fell into the water wearing dark clothing.

A Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat—Small crew from Station Philadelphia, an MH-65D Dolphin Helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., Pennsylvania State Police and Burlington State Police are searching for Lizourn.

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