Coast Guard assisting in search for two people in the water on Hudson River

Northeast Atlantic Coast Guard News
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is assisting in the search of two people in the water on the Hudson River, near Hyde Park, N.Y. Friday.

The missing are described as white males, in their twenties.

Coast Guard Sector New York was notified, just after 2 a.m., that a canoe capsized with three men aboard near the Rodgers Point Boat Club in Hyde Park. One man was able to swim ashore to call for help but the other two went missing.

The Coast Guard Cutter Hawser, homeported in Bayonne, N.J., was transiting the Hudson River when the incident occurred and diverted to assist in the search. Coast Guard responders are working alongside Hyde Park Police Department and Hyde Park Fire Department, Dutchess County Marine and New York State Police to search for the missing individuals. Emergency responders are searching the waterway and beaches two miles north and south of the reported incident location.

Hyde Park Police and Fire departments have assumed lead agency and stood up an incident command post at the Rodgers Point Boat Club.

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to always wear their lifejacket. The Hudson River is a challenging waterway to operate a vessel and can catch anyone off guard.

NEW YORK--The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hawser patrols the Hudson River as clouds lift over the mountains north of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, May 05, 2009.

Stock photo of Coast Guard Cutter Hawser


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