Body Recovered from Brandywine River

Posted on  07/21/2013 3:30 pm


  • Washington Street Bridge, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Sunday, July 21, 2013, approximately 1:42 p.m.


  • Unidentified male


Police are investigating after the body of an unidentified male was recovered from the Brandywine River at the Washington Street Bridge.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the male was walking alone over the Washington Street Bridge when he suddenly jumped from the east side of the bridge into the Brandywine River.

Emergency crews from the Wilmington Fire Department worked for approximately 30 minutes to recover the body. The body was turned over to the Medical Examiner for further investigation.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can call:

  • Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at (302) 576-3990.
  • Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 (1-800-847-3333) or online at