Ride The Ducks
July 8, 2010 by Post Team
Ride The Ducks:More than 30 people were rescued from the Delaware River, after a “Ride the Ducks tourist boat” was beaten by a barge and overturned at around 14:50 in the afternoon of Wednesday, according 6abc.com.
It happened outside the Market Street and Columbus Boulevard at around 14:50 on Wednesday.
Superintendent of Coast Guard Bud Holden tells The Associated Press 37 people on board. 35 people have been rescued and two still missing.
Officials at the scene say the Duck boat drifting in the water when he was beaten by the barge.
Accounts of the scene say a boat pulled by a tug collided with the popular tourist attraction in the water near Penn’s Landing. Witnesses said passengers tried to draw attention to the tug, but were forced to jump into the river as the boat hit the boat.
marine police units, U.S. Coast Guard and Navy SEALs are helping at the scene.
According to the website Paseo Los Patos, the company claims to be the largest amphibious tour operator with a fleet of over 90 vehicles, carrying more than 1,200,000 visitors each year around the United States.
The bus then enters the Delaware River at Penn’s Landing for adventure tourism Aquarium, Battleship New Jersey and Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
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