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Coroner: Dennis Murphy dies after canoe capsizes on Delaware River in Upper Mount Bethel

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 13 2013 03:55:32 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 13 2013 04:37:35 PM CDT

A man died after his canoe capsized on the Delaware River in Northampton County, the coroner said Thursday.

UPPER MOUNT BETHEL TWP., Pa. -

A man died after his canoe capsized on the Delaware River in Northampton County, the coroner said Thursday.

The accident happened Wednesday afternoon in Upper Mount Bethel Township.

A family of four was on a canoe outing when the canoe capsized, the coroner said.

Dennis Murphy, who was visiting from Illinois, had to be pulled out of the water.

Murphy, 70, later died at the hospital, said the coroner, who ruled his death an accident.