Coast Guard searching for man missing in Hudson River near Poughkeepsie

Coast Guard Station New York 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

Coast Guard Station New York 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

NEW YORK — Coast Guard crews are searching for a person in the Hudson River near downtown Poughkeepsie, New York, Tuesday afternoon.

Missing is Paul Machettia, a 48-year-old man.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York command center received a call from the City of Poughkeepsie of a person in the water in the vicinity of Waryas Park, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Tuesday.

It was reported that five people entered the Hudson River and one of them began to struggle to stay afloat. The missing person then entered the water to help, but he failed to resurface.

Assisting in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Saugerties
  • A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew
  • A Coast Guard Station New York rescue crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium
  • Dutchess County Sheriff
  • Poughkeepsie Fire Department
  • Poughkeepsie Police Department

If anyone has any information regarding the missing person, please call Sector New York at 718-354-4353.

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