- Associated Press - Sunday, November 8, 2015

BURLINGTON, N.J. (AP) - Two men who jumped from a boat that was sinking in the Delaware River were soon rescued by workers on a passing barge.

Authorities say the two men were working near the Burlington Bristol Bridge when their small boat started to sink shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday. But they were only in the water for a short time before they were pulled to safety.

The workers - identified only as a 34-year-old Philadelphia man and a 55-year-old West Deptford man - were both treated for hypothermia. Both men are employed by a Paulsboro-based environmental firm.

It’s not yet known what caused the boat to sink.

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