Workers rescued after boat sinks in Delaware River

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Police say the two men jumped into the water when their small boat started to sink. (WPVI)

Two workers are recovering after their boat sank in the Delaware River.

It happened before 2 a.m. Sunday near the Burlington Bristol Bridge.

Police say the workers - a 34-year-old man from Philadelphia and a 55-year-old man from West Deptford, NJ - jumped into the water after the small boat they were in began to sink.

Workers on a nearby barge were able to reach the men quickly and pull them from the river.

Both victims were taken ashore at a facility on Commerce Square Boulevard in Burlington, N.J.

Medics took them from there to an area hospital, where they were treated for hypothermia and are expected to be okay.

The men work for the Miller Environmental Group based in Paulsboro, N.J.

There was no immediate word what caused their boat to sink.

Burlington City Police and the US Coast Guard are investigating.

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