Published On: Wed, Jul 5th, 2017

Philadelphia Man Who Drowned Tuesday in Delaware River Named by Solebury Police

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Solebury Police on Wednesday named the Philadelphia man who drowned in the Delaware River near Washington Crossing Park Tuesday as Marvin Lemus Nolasco, 27.

Divers with the Point Pleasant Fire Company at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday had recovered the lifeless body of Nolasco, who had been swimming in the river. Solebury Township Police and State Park Rangers were initially dispatched to that area of the river near the park following reports of a male that had been “pulled under water” and disappeared.

Rescue boat in action Tuesday (Photo courtesy Solebury Police).

Marine and rescue units from New Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company, Lambertville-New Hope Fire and Rescue, Point Pleasant Fire Company, Upper Makefield Fire Company, Lower Southampton Fire Department, and Central Bucks EMS responded to the emergency.

The 27-year-old victim was pronounced deceased by a member of the Bucks County Coroner’s Office. His name had been withheld pending notification of family members.

Solebury Township Police urged recreational boaters and swimmers to “use caution when entering the river, and to use life jackets and other life-saving floatation devices. The river at the time of this incident was flowing normally for this time of year. Strong currents and pockets of deep water are always present, and we again urge all to use extreme caution in the water,” they advised in a statement.


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