BEACH LAKE, WAYNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The National Park Service says they responded to a drowning in the Upper Delaware River where one person was rescued and the other died.

On Saturday, August 27, an emergency call was made at around 2:17 p.m. The National Park Service Law Enforcement Rangers responded to a drowning in the Upper Delaware River, about a quarter mile from the Pond Eddy Bridge in New York.

According to the National Park Service, a family unit was rafting on the river when two went into the river to swim without life jackets.

The National Park Service Rangers and West End Dive Team responded and were able to rescue one of the swimmers, but were unable to successfully rescue the second swimmer.

The National Park Service claims this is the first drowning in the park for 2022.

Park staff recommend that all who swim in the river, wear a life jacket at all times when in or near the river.

Visit the National Park Service website for more information on how to enjoy the parks safely.