Teen drowns in Delaware River

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PORT JERVIS – The body of a 13-year-old Port Jervis boy was recovered from the Delaware River off Port Jervis Saturday evening.

The youth had been swimming with a friend just south of Marvin’s Island when he reportedly became in distress and went under water.

Dive crews from Tri-State area fire departments searched the area of the river when the victim was last seen and recovered his body in a section of water about 100 yards downstream from the island.

The incident is currently under investigation by Port Jervis City detectives and the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police withheld the name of the victim pending notification of relatives.