Man reportedly caught under Manhattan pier

NEW YORK-A multi-agency search is underway after a man was reportedly seen caught under a pier on East 90th St., Manhattan, N.Y., at approximately 2:30 p.m., today.

The Coast Guard was contacted by the New York Fire Department, after they were alerted by an unidentified caller via emergency call box, to a man caught under a pier in the East River.

The Coast Guard quickly responded by sending two 25-foot rescue boat crews to search the area. The New York Police Department has two rescue boats and a helicopter on scene and the FDNY has rescue boats and a diver the water.

“The quick thinking of the individual who alerted authorities to this case was an immense help and allowed rescue units get on scene quickly,” Michelle Krupa, Search and Rescue Controller at Coast Guard Sector New York. “If a person is witnessing someone in distress they should always take note of where they are and contact the proper authorities immediately to give them the best possible directions to where they are.”

This case is currently under investigation.

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