Search Effort Was Suspended Saturday Night But Has Resumed

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.

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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.

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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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