Passaic Man Drowns in Delaware River

6 08 2007

The Express-Times

Delaware Water Gap National Park rangers are investigating the drowning of a 21-year-old Passaic, N.J., man in the Delaware River.

Kathleen Sandt, a ranger with the National Park Service, said the victim was swimming off the New Jersey side of the river about 35 feet away from the Kittatinny Point Visitors Center. He was with a group of friends who were swimming and picnicking there,” Sandt said. She declined to identify the victim until family members had been notified.

Update 12:20: Authorities have identified the man who drowned Sunday in the Delaware River as William Orbe-Jimenez. Orbe-Jimenez, 21, of Passaic, N.J., was swimming off the New Jersey side of the river near Kittatinny Point . The Warren County Medical Examiner’s office is doing an autopsy today.




2 responses

27 11 2007
Nick Patrick

Dear Passaic News,

I am currently working on an independent documentary film about the Delaware River. I came across the Image in this article, “Passaic Man Drowns in Delaware River” by Reb Shiomah. Sad story, unfortunately many people underestimate the River’s power. I would like to know if the image is available or whom the rights belong to. I would love to incorporate this image into the design work for the documentary. If you could respond at your earliest convenience, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank You,
Nick Patrick
Producer / Directory Ghost Waters

21 07 2008

it’s a same, people who can not swim well often go to beaches at lakes, rivers and the ocean without the proper lifeguards stationed. My advice, go to a pool and stay in the shallow end or just learn how to swim.

Most inner-cities have ymca’s and boys’ clubs where one can learn to swim, year round.

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