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Search continues on Schuylkill River for a 70-year-old man who did not return from a fishing trip

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa - Search efforts resumed Wednesday for a 70-year-old man who went missing two days after not returning from a fishing trip.


On Tuesday, April 30 at approximately 2:15 pm, the Upper Merion Township Police Department received a report from the West Norriton Police Department regarding a missing person.


The police stated that a 70-year-old man had gone for a fishing trip on Monday, April 29, 2024, but had not returned.



The man was last seen wearing a grey hat, light-colored possibly blue shirt, and grey shorts, according to police. The male was also wearing a bright orange personal floatation device.


According to the report, the missing person had traveled to the Upper Merion Township boathouse located at 400 Falls View Drive, to launch his kayak.


After conducting an investigation, it was learned that the male posted a selfie-photo to his social media account at about 12:40 pm, on Monday, April 29, 2024, while traveling upstream from the boathouse.


On the same day at around 2:00 pm, a resident who lived about 1.1 miles upstream from the Upper Merion boathouse called the Upper Merion Township Police.


The resident reported that they had heard a male calling for help in the area of the woods and Schuylkill River about 5-10 minutes before calling the police.