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.