Coast Guard continues searching for person in the water near Throgs Neck Bridge

1st Coast Guard District NewsNEW YORK – Coast Guard responders continue to search for a man in the water near the Throgs Neck Bridge, Bronx, N.Y.

Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders received notification from Citywide Dispatch service that a man, a construction worker, fell from the bridge just after 8 a.m.

Coast Guard boat and helicopter crews have been searching for the man since receiving the call this morning. A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station King’s Point, N.Y., the Coast Guard Cutter Ridley and a rescue helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., remain on scene to continue search efforts.

It is unknown at this time how the person fell from the bridge. The man was reportedly not wearing a lifejacket when he fell from the bridge.

“The Coast Guard continues its search efforts and will evaluate these efforts for survivability,” said Lt. Jason Moritz, a Coast Guard command duty officer from Sector New York.

The Coast Guard recommends that people working near dangerous waters wear a lifejacket. Accidents can happen at the least expected time and being prepared could save your life.

Coast Guard response personnel have been working alongside New York City Police Department aviation, harbor and dive teams and New York City Fire Department emergency responders to perform a thorough search for this man.

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