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Darkness Halting Search for Duck Boat Survivors

PHILADELPHIA, Pa - Rescue boats in Philadelphia are starting to return to shore for the night after hours of fruitless searching for two people aboard a duck boat that capsized and sank. Just two boats are still out on the Delaware River, about a half mile downriver from where the Ride the Ducks vessel was struck by a barge Wednesday afternoon.

A 16-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man are missing. More than 30 other people who were aboard the boat are accounted for, with only minor injuries reported. Investigators from the National Transportation and Safety Board say they are starting an investigation.

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