Coast Guard suspends search for 2 boaters

PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard has suspended its search at midnight Monday for two boaters who reportedly went missing after the boat they were aboard capsized near the Commodore John Barry Bridge here Monday.

The Coast Guard received a call at 6:40 p.m. from Delaware County 911 Monday, 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, New Jersey State Police and Pennsylvania Fish and Wildlife searched for the boaters.

No boat or debris was located.

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