Bronx man drowns in Delaware River in Deerpark

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TOWN OF DEERPARK – A 20-year-old Bronx man is the latest drowning victim in the Upper Delaware River this summer.

At 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday, State Police responded to Hook Road Beach in Deerpark for a possible drowning.

A search and rescue team located the victim, identified as Wandel Hernandez, underwater.

He was transported to Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis where he was pronounced dead.

Police said there were no signs of foul play, but the National Park Service said the victim was not wearing a life jacket.

State Police were assisted at the scene by Deerpark Town Police, the Sparrowbush Fire Department, and Battalion 8 Search and Rescue Team.