BORDENTOWN — The search continued on Monday for the body of a man who jumped off a boat into the Delaware River on Sunday.

New Jersey State Police spokesman Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams said the extensive search for Juan Alberto, 29, of Somerset began when he jumped off one of three boats tied together in the Delaware River near the Bordentown Yacht Club around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Williams said Alberto began to swim toward a sand bar in the river near the Route 295 overpass, and screamed for help about midway there. He went under the water and never came back to the surface

Williams did not know why Alberto was  at the yacht club on Sunday or what trouble he may have run into during his swim.

A  search involving the U.S. Coast Guard, a New Jersey State Helicopter and dive team, the Bordentown Fire Department and divers for the Trenton Fire Department ended at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday night.

The search picked up on Monday morning with the same personnel using side scan sonar to locate Alberto's  body.

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