Multi-agency operation searching for missing swimmers off South Bowers Beach

SOUTH BOWERS BEACH — Multiple police, fire, maritime, and EMS agencies are searching for multiple individuals who entered the Murderkill River around 2:59 p.m. today in the area of the 4000 block of South Bowers Beach Road. Marine units from Bethany to New Castle could be seen in the area this evening.

Delaware State Police said the investigation was in its early stages.

Crews from across the state searched for missing swimmers Tuesday in the Murderkill River off South Bowers Beach Road. Photo by Marc Clery.