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NEWS
July 27, 2016 | STAFF REPORT
A 48-year-old Trenton woman was in critical condition Monday after she was pulled from the Delaware River Sunday, police in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, said. Police said she was swimming when a woman on the boat ramp at 1300 River Rd. saw her "in distress, waving her arms, and going under the water. " She jumped into her boat and motored out to the swimmer, and after several tries she was able to pull her into the boat. CPR was performed, and Makefield police and the Yardley Makefield Rescue squad responded.
NEWS
July 26, 2016
Authorities were searching the Delaware River near Bordentown Sunday for the body of a man who apparently jumped out of a boat to swim in the morning and did not come back up. Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams of the New Jersey State Police said authorities received a call around 7 a.m. about a man overboard near the Bordentown Yacht Club. Williams said he did not have information about the man - such as his name or age - or whether he had any affiliation with the club. Williams also said he did not know what type of boat the man was on or who was with him, though he did not believe the man was alone when he jumped in the river to swim.
REAL_ESTATE
July 25, 2016 | By Diane M. Fiske, For The Inquirer
On a bright July day, the vista evokes gasps from visitors to this property in Lumberville, Bucks County. To the southeast is the Delaware River, which on this particular morning is blue and clear. From the driveway, on 10-foot-high stilts surrounded by trees, you see a dwelling that looks like a giraffe standing tall on thin legs. Modest in appearance, the structure is made of stucco and cedar, and seems to blend in with its woody surroundings. It belongs to Monika Hemmers and Stephen Heimann of Chestnut Hill, who built the house to replace a cottage they bought in 2009 that was flooded by successive storms that saw the Delaware overran its banks.
NEWS
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A woman was in critical condition after being pulled out of the Delaware River by the police Marine Unit near Penn's Landing Saturday morning, police said. The woman was rescued at about 10:30 a.m. near the Blue Cross RiverRink, by the 100 block of South Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Old City. Police said CPR was performed. Medics rushed the woman to Hahnemann University Hospital. No information was available on why the woman was in the water. - Julie Shaw
NEWS
July 17, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police pulled the body of an unidentified male from the Delaware River Friday morning. The person's body was recovered about 10:43 a.m. by a marine unit near 1001 Delaware Ave. just north of SugarHouse Casino, according to police. Further details weren't available. mschaefer@phillynews.com 215-854-4908 @MariSchaefer
NEWS
July 9, 2016
A 16-year-old boy drowned after he jumped in the Delaware River near Fishtown late Thursday afternoon, police said, authorities said. Around 5 p.m., the boy jumped into the river near Penn Treaty Park and did not resurface, police said. Police and fire department boat crews were deployed to search for him, and his body was recovered about an hour later by the police marine unit. Rescuers attempted to resuscitate the teen, who had no vital signs. He was transported by medics to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:39 p.m. - Robert Moran
NEWS
June 27, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
A southwest wind visits Gloucester City most summer days, coming in long fetches up the Delaware River or straight across from Philadelphia. It can loft kites, flutter flags, and lay some welcome cool onto the city's waterfront Proprietors' Park. But sometimes it sends an "uh-oh" through the south side of town. That's when the breeze picks up petroleum odors from the Blueknight Energy Partners asphalt plant on Water Street, home to eight million barrels of asphalt. "Oh, it's horrible," said Denise Becker, whose family moved into a house across the street one year ago. "Sometimes we have to close the windows just so we can breathe.
NEWS
June 23, 2016
Authorities are seeking new clues in the suspicious death of Stephanie Rosado, whose remains were found along the Delaware River after she disappeared in 2009. Rosado, who went by the nickname Star, lived in the 1000 block of South Merrimac Road in Camden, and was last seen April 12, 2009. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office did not disclose when or where along the Delaware Rosado's remains were discovered. Anyone with information on Rosado's case is urged to call Camden County Prosecutor's Office Det. Sgt. Paul Audino at 856-225-8449, or Camden County Police Sgt. Janelle Simpson 856-757-7042.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
To sell more gear, Cabela's simulates the Great Outdoors. Live game fish school in glass-walled aquariums, and stuffed megafauna herd overhead at the retailer's hangar-sized stores on the edge of whitetail-deer country in Hamburg, Pa., or at the heart of tax-free-shopping territory in Newark, Del. So what brings Cabela's to Chester, the shrunken industrial city at the foot of the Commodore Barry Bridge? "Your waterway there, the Delaware River, is super-good for the sport of catfishing," says Darrell Van Vactor , operations manager at Kentucky-based King Kat USA . "It's a great location, central for a lot of people," on a stretch of the Delaware that otherwise has limited public access, Eric Williams , a Cabela's marketing manager, told me. King Kat runs catfish tournaments sponsored and staffed by Cabela's.
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