Three jet skiers suddenly became heroes around 10:40 a.m. Monday when, police say, they saved a 61-year-old woman who was swept under by Delaware River currents just off of Penn’s Landing.
The incident was reported around 8 p.m. near the 5200 block of Pennypack Street in Holmesburg.
Richard Perrotti was reportedly fishing near the jetty in his 21-foot boat when a wake caused by a passing boat caused Perrotti’s vessel to tilt so heavily that he jumped into the water.
The incident was reported at about 10:15 p.m. at Industrial Highway and South Keim Street in Pottstown.
The men were apparently fishing in the creek near Lincoln Drive and Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park.
The search has resumed for a 13-year-old boy who went missing in the Pennypack Creek in Northeast Philadelphia Monday afternoon.
The incident happened shortly after 9 a.m. on Saturday. The Philadelphia Police Marine Unit was called to the location just behind Sugar House Casino along Delaware Avenue.
Police in Gloucester County, New Jersey have the life of a nine-year-old autistic child they saved. Officers found the boy Saturday afternoon stuck in mud and water in the Mantua Creek in East Greenwich.
Coast Guard crews have helped rescue four children and five adults who were aboard a recreational boat that was sinking in waters off southern New Jersey.