Coast Guard Searching for One Man, One Woman near Coney Island Creek

1st Coast Guard District News
CONEY ISLAND, N.Y. – Members from the U.S. Coast Guard along with several local agencies are searching for one man and one woman near Coney Island Creek, N.Y..

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York, in Staten Island, N.Y., were contacted by the NYPD, at approximately 8 p.m., reporting that a woman had gone missing while riding on a personal watercraft with a man. The woman fell from the watercraft and the man went missing after attempting to retrieve her. The two people were last seen in the water by two duty police officers and one off duty Coast Guard member, who witnessed the event and were the first on scene.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station New York, FDNY marine units, and members of the NYPD marine, aviation and land units are all assisting in the search for the two people.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector New York at (718) 354-4353 or on VHF channel 16.

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