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Police: Report of missing teen in river unsubstantiated

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Jersey State Police tell Action News units from Burlington County Marine Services responding to the report of a missing teen in the Delaware River have determined the report to be unsubstantiated.

There was, however, damage to a dock which prompted the search.

At 5:09 p.m., Gloucester County 911 received a call that a boat overturned off the coast of Paulsboro.

The caller said a teenage boy was on the boat and he didn't surface.

Then a second report came in saying the boy was in the river and hanging onto a pier.

The search has been called off for tonight, but crews are expected to return tomorrow when they will utilize sonar technology to eliminate the possibility that someone is actually missing.

The Coast Guard was also called in to help in the search.

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