Coast Guard searching for person in the water off Manhattan

Coast Guard District 1 NewsNEW YORK – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water off Manhattan on the Hudson River today.

The Coast Guard received notification from Hudson County, N.Y., police dispatch of a man in the water waving his arms. The Coast Guard issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station New York.

Rescue boat and helicopter crews from the New York Police Department, divers from the New York Fire Department, a marine asset from North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue in West New York, N.J., and the rescue boat crew from Station New York are currently on scene.

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