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UPDATE: Woman Who Jumped Into Delaware River Found, Charges Pending

Troopers said three children who were with the man were safe.

A Pennsylvania State Police SUV. File photo.
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UPDATE: 4:43 p.m., Tuesday:

“Through investigative leads, troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police Dublin Station were able to safely locate the 30-year-old female in Riegelsville Borough uninjured. Criminal charges against her are pending,” state police said in a Tuesday afternoon press release.

Original Story:

An investigation resumed Tuesday morning for a 30-year-old woman who reportedly jumped into the Delaware River and disappeared during the snowstorm.

The incident occurred about 20 miles upstream from the New Hope-Lambertville area in Riegelsville Borough, according to a statement from a Pennsylvania State Police spokesperson.

State police responding to a domestic incident on Durham Street in Riegelsville Borough around 6:36 p.m. Monday and found that both the woman and a 34-year-old man had fled the scene.

The Delaware River in Upper Bucks County on Tuesday morning.
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Troopers later found the woman and three children on a walking path along the river, state police said.

However, as troopers approached the woman, she jumped into the icy waters, state police said.

Despite attempts by troopers to rescue the woman, they were unable to bring her back to shore, state police said.

“Troopers were able to safety secure the children at the scene,” state police said.

After a two-hour search during the storm, efforts were suspended.

The rescue operation included the Riegelsville Fire Company and Plumsted Fire Company’s water rescue team. Dispatch records showed that Hunterdon County crews were also involved in the search.

The 34-year-old man involved in the initial domestic incident returned to the scene and was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant, trooper said.

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