Rescue crews search Delaware River for missing boater

DELANCO, N.J. (WPVI) -- The Coast Guard tells Action News they are searching for a missing man in the Rancocas Creek.

They said the search began in the Delaware River near Hawk Island in Delanco, New Jersey after they received reports of a boater falling overboard and into the water.

According to the Coast Guard, a boat struck a wake on the New Jersey side of the river around 5:40 p.m. Monday. The boat overturned. Officials said a total of five people were involved in the incident.

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Water rescue underway in Delanco: As seen on Action News at 6 p.m., May 21, 2018

Philadelphia Marine Unit Boat 3 rescued three women and a man.

The man was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital where he is in stable condition. The two women were taken to Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro, New Jersey; their conditions are unknown at this time.

The search continues for the fifth boater.


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