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Man Missing in Hudson River

Published: July 25, 2018

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Lieutenant Shawn Castano 

Poughkeepsie, NY – On July 24, 2018 at approximately 12:00pm, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Hudson River off of Victor C. Waryas Park to assist the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department and Fire Department with a missing swimmer.

The Sheriff’s Office deployed two patrol boats and the Regional Underwater Search and Recovery Team to assist the City of Poughkeepsie with the search for a 49 year old male that went missing in the Hudson River.

In addition to the Sheriff’s boats, the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department boat and two boats from the United States Coast Guard conducted surface searches. Police also conducted underwater searches utilizing both Sheriff’s divers and sonar technology deployed by the New York State Police. Air support was provided by New York State Police Aviation and the United States Coast Guard.

As of 7:30pm tonight, the search was temporarily suspended. On July 25, 2018 at 8:00am, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police are scheduled to resume the search for the missing man and continue to assist the City of Poughkeepsie Police with this investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone that they should always wear a personal flotation device (PFD) whenever they swim in the Hudson River. The currents in the river are strong and swimmers can become fatigued easily.