On May 13, 2017, Wilmington Fire Department Marine units were dispatched to the Delaware River for report of two subjects in the water. Also responding were Delaware State Police, New Castle County Volunteer Fire Marine Units, DNREC, and the US Coast Guard. One subject was able to get to safety on the New Jersey shore. Units searched for seven hours and dive teams were utilized with negative results. On May 15, 2017, the other boater’s body was recovered.
– Submitted by James R. Jobes, photo by John Randolph