Body of Missing NJ Man Is Recovered
Contact: Kathleen Sandt, 570 416-2429
BUSHKILL, PA: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue sadly announced that the body of twenty-year-old Amjed Hasan of Clifton, New Jersey, was recovered from the Delaware River by National Park Service (NPS) rangers at5:15 p.m. His body was spotted by two fishermen near the old railroad bridge abutments just north of the Interstate 80 toll bridge.Rangers arrived on scene by boat and made the recovery a few hundred yards downstream concluding a multi-day, multi-agency search.
Hasan was reported missingon Tuesdayafternoon and was last seen swimming in the Delaware River. He had been picnicking and swimming with friends and family at Worthington State Forest on Old Mine Road in Hardwick Township, NJ. He was not wearing a lifejacket.
NPS park rangers, including boat operators and divers, and New Jersey State Police, including Marine and Air Support units, assisted New Jersey State Park Police in the search and recovery effort. Hasan was pronounced dead at the scene by the Morris County Medical Examiner.
Did You Know?
... chief causes of water fatalities on the Delaware River are: (1) swimming without a lifejacket (PFD); (2) trying to swim across the river; and (3) swimming after drinking alcohol. Wear a pfd on and in the river. Swim at lifeguarded beaches. NEVER TRY TO SWIM ACROSS THE RIVER! More...