Severe weather hampers searchers for missing tuber
By Mason Medina -
N.J. (AP) — Severe weather has forced authorities to temporarily suspend
their search for a 16-year-old boy who disappeared while tubing on the
Delaware River in northwestern New Jersey.
County prosecutors say the teen and five other people were tubing
Wednesday when the boy became separated from his tube shortly before
noon. He attempted to swim upstream to retrieve it, but couldn't reach
the tube and soon disappeared under the water.
An adult member of the group waived down a passing bicyclist and used their cell phone to call 911.
crews and divers soon arrived on scene and searched the water for a few
hours, but were ordered out of the water shortly before severe
thunderstorms moved through the area.
Authorities planned to resume the search Wednesday night, once conditions improved.