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Search Effort Continues For Man Missing In Delaware River

Search Effort Was Suspended Saturday Night But Has Resumed
New Jersey State Police (file / credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

New Jersey State Police (file/credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

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KNOWLTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Emergency responders have resumed their search for a man who went missing after a tubing accident on the Delaware River in northwestern New Jersey.

The 38-year-old man was tubing with several others Saturday afternoon when his tube and the tube of his 14-year-old daughter both broke free. The two tubes then drifted toward the Pennsylvania side of the river and overturned.

The teenager reached land on the Pennsylvania side, but the other group members couldn’t find her father. Authorities said the group had embarked earlier in the day from a campground in Knowlton.

The New Jersey State Police resumed the search effort early Sunday after it was suspended around 8 p.m. Saturday.

The accident occurred just hours after officials had issued a warning that the river had crested several feet above normal due to heavy rains upstream.

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