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Swimmer drowns in Delaware River after being caught in current, state police say

DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A 33-year-old man drowned while swimming in the Delaware River in Hunterdon County Tuesday night, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Lawrence Peele.

On July 6, at 5:26 p.m., state troopers were dispatched to Bull’s Island Recreation Area, located at 2185 Daniel Bray Highway, in Delaware Township for the report of a male drowning victim, Peele said.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Jorge Herrera-Salmoran of Doylestown, PA, entered the Delaware River to go swimming but was pulled under the water by the current of the river, Peel said.

Herrera-Salmoran was recovered from the water and pronounced deceased on scene, Peele said.

This is an active investigation and there is no further information available, Peele said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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