Fisherman Missing on Delaware River in Orange County, New York
First responders are searching for a man who went missing in the Hudson Valley after his boat capsized.
On Thursday, New York State Police from Orange County confirmed first responders are searching for a missing fisherman who went missing while fishing on the Delaware River in Orange County
New York State Police Searching for a Missing Fisherman on the Delaware River in Orange County, New York
On Wednesday, September 7, at approximately 7:25 a.m., New York State Police and other first responders responded to an area of The Delaware River in the town of Deerpark in Orange County for a report of a missing fisherman.
A preliminary investigation revealed that two men were fishing on the river near Cherry Island State Park when their boat capsized, police say.
One of the fishermen was located on the shore and received medical treatment.
Second Fisherman Still Missing
The police have yet to find the second fisherman, as of this writing.
"State Police as well Sparrowbush Fire, Port Jervis Fire, Matamoras Fire and Swift Water Rescue Teams from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are assisting with the search. State police will update the results of the search as it continues," New York State Police said in a press release.
Two people recently died after drowning in the Delaware River.
Drowning on the Delaware River in Sullivan County, New York
Ricardo Ismalej Xujar, 47, from Flanders, New York was at the Landers Minisink Campground in the town of Highland with family and friends for the Labor Day holiday weekend. He entered the river at approximately 1:30 p.m. on September 3. He attempted to swim across but during his swim, he became fatigued, went under the water, and did not resurface, police say.
New York City Man Drowns In Delaware River
On Saturday, August 27, 2022, 22-year-old Brian J. Ordenia-Flores, from Richmond Hill, New York, was rafting on the Delaware River with family and friends. At approximately 1:00 p.m., the family tied up the raft and began swimming in the river.
Flores attempted to swim to an island in the middle of the river when he became fatigued and was caught in the current and began to drift down the river, according to New York State Police.