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Jul 09, 2013

No ID on body found near Indian River Inlet

The state medical examiner has no ID on a body found July 5 floating near the Indian River Inlet. The body was found by boaters about 10:12 a.m. in the ocean north of the inlet, said Cpl. Gary Founier of the Delaware State Police.

Officers with the Delaware State Police and Fish and Wild­life brought the body to the U.S. Coast Guard Station where it was turned over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Fournier said. Jill Fredel, direc­tor of communications for the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, said the death was ruled an accident but the medical examiner has not scientifically established identi­fication of the body.

Swimmer Jeff King of Jordan­ville, N.Y., was reported missing June 29 after witnesses say he had difficulties swimming near the southeast Day Area Beach in the Delaware Seashore State Park.

Girl falls out of balcony in North Shores

A 2-year-old girl fell from a second-story balcony in North Shores July 5 and is receiving treatment at A.I. DuPont Chil­dren’s Hospital in Wilmington.

Delaware State Police Cpl. Gary Fournier said the girl’s parents were home when the child fell and no criminal inves­tigation is underway. The family was visiting from Pennsylvania, Fournier said.

The incident occurred at 1:20 p.m.; the child was transported to Wilmington by helicopter. Fournier said the toddler is in stable condition.

Cape school board moves meeting time

The Cape Henlopen school board begins a new schedule Thursday, July 11, by meeting an hour earlier at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of Cape Henlopen High School. The board will vote on a proposal to simulcast the Met­ropolitan Opera from the high school theater and discuss the Bible Literacy elective class re­quest for the high school.

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