Officials warn of strong Delaware River currents

"If the river seems muddy, murky, dark in color, it's probably not a good idea to enter into those waters."

Mike Dougherty
August 10, 2018 - 10:40 am
A scenic view of the Delaware river near Washington Crossing State Park.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Heavy rains have created very dangerous conditions on the Delaware River, and authorities are warning water lovers to be extra careful. 

Authorities in Solebury Township, Bucks County, have made several rescues this week.

"After speaking with the victims that were taken from the river, they believed that the river was calm looking at the surface of it," said Solebury police detective Jonathan Koretzky. "Once they got into the river, they noted that the currents were extremely strong."

Koretzky says everyone should look for a few key signs of danger.

"If the river seems muddy, murky, dark in color, it's probably not a good idea to enter into those waters," he said.

And he says life jackets should be worn by everyone, regardless of age and swimming ability, at all times when enjoying the river.