About four hours later, the boats came off the water — one from the Fair Lawn Fire Department was carrying the reptile.
The body was found Wednesday near the Union Avenue bridge in Rutherford.
Authorities say the worker was inspecting a bridge near a brook that feeds into the Passaic River when heavy rains pounded the area.
A search was under way Monday for a worker who was swept away in the Passaic River in New Jersey.
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has identified the body found in the Passaic River on Wednesday to be that of missing Wall Street Journal Reporter David Bird.
The mother of two from Medford Lakes paddled from Trenton, down around Cape May and up the coastline to raise awareness about water quality.
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a massive cleanup of the Passaic River after hundreds of years of pollution.
A crane loader resting on a barge is scooping up debris and dumping it in a large bin sitting on the barge. The project will help remove roughly 20,000 cubic yards of polluted sediment from the river.
At just four acres, Riverfront Park is a small step for open space but a giant leap for the city of Newark.
The buyout offers homeowners the pre-storm market value for their home, through a $300 million program introduced by Gov. Christie in May.
The settlement announced Tuesday clears the way for the state to press its case against the principal defendant, Occidental Chemical Corp., for cleanup costs on the former Diamond Alkali/Diamond Shamrock plant site.
A man and woman were out of the hospital Sunday, after they fell through the ice in the Passaic River while turtle hunting.
The rescue took close to an hour to perform and involved a boat from the New Providence Fire Department. The victims have been taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A homeless man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a Newark woman whose body was found in the Passaic River last week.
For many in New Jersey, it has been days since they saw power, all courtesy of Superstorm Sandy. The utility companies are working around the clock to get the electricity flowing.