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Bridge Fatality Was Milford Man, 30

MILFORD — The Pike County Coroner has identified the deceased man whose body was recovered from beneath the Mott Street Bridge at the edge of Milford Borough Monday afternoon. Coroner Christopher Brighton said Tuesday morning that the dead man was Jason Bell, 30, of Milford. He said the investigation was still continuing as to the cause and manner of the death.

A person who lives near the bridge, which has been closed to vehicles and pedestrians for years, said she saw a man walk down the street to the bridge around 2 p.m., and shortly afterward local police and Park Service rangers responded and recovered the man’s body. The deck of the condemned bridge is fenced off, but access can be gained by climbing on a stone railing beyond the fence line. Fishermen along the Sawkill Creek first discovered the body, the neighbor said.

The National Park Service confirmed the fatality. The area on the far bank of the Sawkill is in Dingman Township and is part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, under NPS jurisdiction.

— Chris Jones





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