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UPDATE: Coast Guard suspends search for 2 near Philadelphia

Date: July 08, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - The Coast Guard  has suspended the search for two people Thursday 080512_G_0326M_002.203793 at 6:55 p.m. who went missing after the Duck Boat they were aboard collided with the 250-foot tug and barge Caribbean Sea on the Delaware River near Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. 

Missing is Dora Schwendtner, 16, and Szablcs Prem, 20, both of Hungary.

The Coast Guard searched a total of 20 hours and 14 nautical miles.

Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Philadelphia, Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Philadelphia, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cleat, homeported in Philadelphia, crews from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., members of the Philadelphia Marine Police Department, New Jersey State Police, the Philadelphia Fire Department, members of the U.S. Navy, Sea Tow Philadelphia, the Camden Fire Department and the Army Corps of Engineers searched for Schwendtner and Prem.

The Coast Guard has established a 250-yard safety zone around the wreckage.