Delaware State Police

Troopers Conducting Death Investigation-Claymont

Ocean Port

Claymont – Delaware State Police are currently conducting a death investigation at Ocean Port LLC, located at 6200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, that occurred at approximately 9:59 a.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018.

The preliminary investigation has determined that a 62 year old male employee was operating a front end loader on an elevated pier, and for an undetermined reason, traveled off the pier into the water below. The victim was recovered and subsequently pronounced dead on scene by EMS

The body has been turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science where an autopsy will be performed to determine the manner and cause of death.  The victim’s identity is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.

The investigation is in the very early stages.  Further details will be released upon the conclusion of the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Major Crimes Unit by calling 302-365-8440

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 022218 1320


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