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UPDATE: Body of missing swimmer recovered

The body of Christopher Schofield was recovered from the waters of the Delaware River near Kittatinny Point Saturday afternoon.
Credit: WNEP


The search for a missing swimmer in Monroe County ended Saturday afternoon.

The body of 23-year-old Christopher Schofield was recovered near Kittatinny Point within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

A park visitor made the discovery at around 4:30 p.m. Saturday and called authorities.

Schofield was last seen swimming across the river Tuesday evening with two friends when he went under and never resurfaced. 

None of the three swimmers was wearing a life jacket.

Original story:

Crews continued to search on Wednesday for a swimmer who went missing Tuesday night in Monroe County.

Teams of searchers have been out on the Delaware River all day looking for Christopher Schofield, 23, of Stroudsburg.

Crews from Pennsylvania and New Jersey focused their search on the New Jersey side of the Delaware.

The National Park Service says Schofield and two others tried to swim across the river Tuesday night. Two swimmers made it to the New Jersey side and were found there by rescuers.

Park officials say Schofield was last seen struggling in the current, going under about a half-mile upstream from the Interstate 80 toll bridge in Smithfield Township.

The search involved ground and river surface searches, divers, and sonar. A cadaver dog was also brought in.

None of the three swimmers was wearing a life jacket.

The family says Schofield was wearing black water shoes and navy blue swim trunks with pink sharks on them when he went into the water.

Crews plan to continue the search on Thursday.

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