Published On: Thu, Oct 20th, 2016

Water Rescue Thursday on Delaware River South of New Hope-Lambertville Bridge

Another photo of the women stranded on the Delaware River Thursday.

Women stranded on the Delaware River Thursday.

Two women in a kayak went over the wing dam south of the New Hope-Lambertville free bridge across the Delaware River at around 1:45 p.m. Thursday. The stretch of water is known for its dangerous currents.

The duo were spotted standing on some rocks just south of the dam, their kayak floating nearby. Fire and rescue units were called out from New Hope and Lamberville, and reached the stranded pair nearly simultaneously.

Stranded on the rocks.

Rescue boat approaches.

View from the sidelines: a very fast, effective and coordinated rescue.

 

 

Looks like they were able to grab the boat, too.

Rescued by crew on fan boat.

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- Born in Brooklyn, raised at the Jersey Shore, lives in New Hope with wife, two kids, and too many rescued animals. Masters in politics from New York University. Former head of communications for MetLife, Vonage, Lincoln Financial. Former reporter for New Hope Gazette. Makes sure the Editorial and Advertising departments are kept separate.

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