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Cops ID body found in Delaware River

Po­lice have iden­ti­fied the body of a man found in the Delaware River on Ju­ly 4 as Richard Mas­caro, 66, of Warmin­ster.

Mas­caro went in­to the wa­ter at 7:40 p.m. on Ju­ly 2 as he and four oth­ers made for the Delaware River Yacht Club at 9635 Mil­nor St. as a storm ap­proached, po­lice said Monday. A wave cap­sized the 21-foot sail­boat But­ter­cup, and all five went in­to the river near Pennypack Street, po­lice said.

The four oth­ers made it to shore, but res­cue work­ers searched the river for Mas­caro un­til the weath­er and dark­ness forced them to halt. Mas­caro’s body was found at 5:30 p.m. on Ju­ly 4 at Delaware and Linden av­en­ues. ••

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