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Emergency Crews Pull Person From Elizabeth River Creek in Irvington

By rlsmetro on
Irvington Township

A person that allegedly fell into a creek in Irvington had emergency responders pull the person out early this morning in the township.

This incident happened at around 12:30 a.m. in the 60's block of Lenox Avenue when police and EMS responded to reports of a body floating in the Elizabeth River creek that runs through Irvington.

Arriving crews approaching the scene with no sirens (just flashing lights) noticed clothing on the street and began to investigate.

The victim was found a short time later in the creek and was transported to the hospital where their injuries were not immediately reported to be life threatening reports said.

It is not clear how the victim got in the creek.

The incident remains under investigation.

NOTE: "The Elizabeth River rises in an urban area at the border between Irvington and the Vailsburg neighborhood of Newark, New Jersey. It flows in a generally southern direction through the center of Irvington, passing alongside the Civic Square. Further south, it forms the west boundary of the 19th century Clinton Cemetery. At the southern end of the cemetery, the river passes under the Garden State Parkway near exit 143 and disappears as a surface waterway". (Information Source Wikipedia)