Teams were back on the water at 2 p.m. Saturday after heavy rain Friday night nearly forced the cancellation.
Rain wasn’t slowing down the competition among 188 high school teams at the annual Stotesbury Regatta, on the Schuylkill River.
Check out this year’s Stotesbury Cup, which brings more than 5,000 high school rowers from all over the U.S. to the banks of the Schuylkill.
It’s a Philadelphia school defending the title this year. The Drexel men won the Heavyweight 8 and the overall points title last year.
The Phillie Phanatic, the Drexel Dragon, and St. Joe’s Hawk were among the mascots competing on ergometers — fancy rowing machines — to publicize the Dad Vail regatta, for college rowers, this Friday and Saturday.
Over 100 colleges and universities and thousands of athletes compete in the annual Dad Vail Regatta each year.
Along Kelly Drive, a section of the bike path just east of Ferry Road looks like it was picked up and thrown down, big rocks from the stone wall that line the river are in the path.
Cars under water, traffic signals giving direction to no one but fish, after Wednesday’s storm, the Schuylkill River rages on.
Mayor Nutter cautioned people — particularly parents — not to let their guard down.
She talked exclusively with Eyewitness News reporter Natasha Brown about how she jumped into a chilly river to help a boater in trouble.
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A boater who fell into the Schuylkill River on Monday morning was rescued, thanks to a Good Samaritan.
Nearly 80 protesters held signs near 17th and Market Streets outside of Philadelphia Energy Systems Thursday.
Police are investigating the discovery of a body that was pulled from the Schuylkill River Monday morning.
This is the second time in the last few weeks that the 45-year-old main has ruptured, spilling five million gallons of raw sewage into Valley Creek.