Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Throgs Neck Bridge

1st Coast Guard District NewsNEW YORK – The Coast Guard suspended the search at 9:24 p.m. for the man that fell from the Throgs Neck Bridge, Bronx, N.Y., this morning.

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

Coast Guard helicopter, small boat and cutter responders worked alongside members of the New York City Police Department and New York City Fire Department to search for this man. Spanning 14 hours, emergency responders saturated a search area of approximately 11 square miles, totaling 463 total miles searched.

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

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.

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