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Body Recovered from Hudson River

Published: 10/30/2018

For More Information Contact:

Lieutenant Shawn Castano, 845-240-8069          

On October 30, 2018 at approximately 3:20am, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge for a 911 call reporting a suspicious vehicle on the bridge span. Responding deputies located the vehicle unattended. Evidence indicated that the operator of the vehicle, a 76-year old male from Rhinebeck, jumped off the bridge into the Hudson River.

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office deployed patrol boats to search the Hudson River. U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York was contacted and they provided marine patrol deputies with data on recommended search areas based on changing environmental conditions.

At approximately 12:25pm, Dutchess County marine patrol deputies located the body of a deceased male in the Hudson River. The deceased was turned over to the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office for identification and autopsy.

The U.S. Coast Guard, New York State Bridge Authority, Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office all assisted with this investigation.