The body of a Frankford man who disappeared while swimming in the Delaware River last weekend was recovered Wednesday, authorities said Friday.
Sidney Spence, 45, of the 4700 block of James Street, was with four other people in a boat last Saturday night when he followed two others for a swim, said Tiffany Hackett, 32, his girlfriend.
Hackett, who also was swimming, said that within minutes, Spence appeared to be struggling. Hackett said she tried to help but then began struggling herself. She said she called out to Robert DePaul, who also was swimming, to help. Spence suddenly disappeared, she said.