Broadkill River

Don Rush

The body of a man who was found with his kayak on the Broadkill River has been identified as 62-year-old Dan Cochran IV of Lewes.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that a couple came across his kayak and his body in the early afternoon of October 28th.

Cochran was recovered by the Lewes Fire Department and his body was turned over to state authorities for an autopsy.

The accident is now under investigation by the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police.


A fish killed has left 75-hundred menhaden in the Broadkill River dead.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said another 10 Striped Bass and 8 Carp also died.

DNREC suspects low oxygen levels in the river due to heavy rain. 

WBOC TV reports that some fisherman in Sussex County said they were worried about their health.

But state officials said there should be no concern yet. 

DNREC is testing the water testing.