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Body Of Man Who Jumped From Bridge In Hudson Valley Recovered Body Of Man Who Jumped From Bridge In Hudson Valley Recovered
Body Of Man Who Jumped From Bridge In Hudson Valley Recovered The body of a man who rode his bicycle to the mid-span of a bridge in the region and jumped to his death has been recovered by divers. Original report: Man Rides Bike To Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Jumps To His Death The incident occurred in Ulster County around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge in the town of Ulster. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the Connecticut State Police,  an investigation revealed that the man was riding a bicycle on the bridge before stopping mid-span and jumping. The State Police Underwater Recovery Team, Ulster Cou…
New Update: Missing Swimmer's Body Pulled From Hudson River In Dobbs Ferry New Update: Missing Swimmer's Body Pulled From Hudson River In Dobbs Ferry
New Update: Missing Swimmer's Body Pulled From Hudson River In Dobbs Ferry This story has been updated.  The body of a swimmer who went missing after taking a dip in the Hudson River in Westchester was recovered following an intense recovery effort.  The person's disappearance happened on Monday, July 8 around 6 p.m., when a swimmer was reported to be in distress in the Hudson River by the area of Dobbs Ferry's Waterfront Park, according to the Dobbs Ferry Fire Department.  Arriving crews spoke to witnesses, who said they saw a swimmer go under the water around 30 feet from the shoreline who did not resurface.  More personnel were then called…
Plane Crash IDs: 5 Killed Were Family Members Who Were In Cooperstown For Baseball Tournament Plane Crash IDs: 5 Killed Were Family Members Who Were In Cooperstown For Baseball Tournament
Plane Crash IDs: 5 Killed Were Family Members Who Were In Cooperstown For Baseball Tournament Five people killed in a small plane crash in New York have been identified as members of a family who were in the region for a baseball tournament in Cooperstown, the site of the sport's Hall of Fame and Museum. The single-engine Piper PA-46 went down in Catskill Park around 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, in the small Delaware County village of Sidney. According to the Federation Aviation Administration (FAA), the plane had departed from Oneonta about 20 minutes earlier. Drones, ATVs, and helicopters were used during the hours-long search, leading to the discovery of debris and, ultimately, to th…
Extensive Search For Distressed Vessel Conducted Off Westchester Coast: Police Extensive Search For Distressed Vessel Conducted Off Westchester Coast: Police
Extensive Search For Distressed Vessel Conducted Off Westchester Coast: Police A report of a possible overturned kayak prompted authorities to conduct an extensive search of the Westchester shoreline in order to find the distressed vessel.  The incident happened on Tuesday, Oct. 24 around 6:45 p.m., when the City of Rye Police Department received a report of a vessel in distress on Long Island Sound in the area of Transport Rock.  According to the department, witnesses told authorities that they had seen a kayak with red and green lights off the coast of the Edith Read Sanctuary. However, they soon lost sight of the kayak and became worried that it had overturned.  …
Update - Missing Westport Boaters: Body Of 1 Man Located, 1 Remains Missing Update - Missing Westport Boaters: Body Of 1 Man Located, 1 Remains Missing
Update - Missing Westport Boaters: Body Of 1 Man Located, 1 Remains Missing The body of a 38-year-old Hudson Valley man who went missing after the small fishing boat he was in sank in the waters of the Long Island Sound off the coast of Fairfield County has been found. The incident began in Westport about 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 when a boater traveling in the area of Cockenoe Island found a man standing on a navigational buoy, Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police said. Original report: 2 Missing, 3 Rescued After Boat Sinks On Long Island Sound A second man and a woman were also rescued from the water. All three individuals were transported to a No…
2 Hudson Valley Men Missing, 3 Rescued After Boat Sinks On Long Island Sound 2 Hudson Valley Men Missing, 3 Rescued After Boat Sinks On Long Island Sound
2 Hudson Valley Men Missing, 3 Rescued After Boat Sinks On Long Island Sound Two Hudson Valley men are missing and three others were rescued after a boat sank on the Long Island Sound off the coast of Fairfield County. New update - Missing Hudson Valley Boaters: Body Of 38-Year-Old Located, 1 Still Not Found At about 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 a boater traveling in the area of Cockenoe Island found a man standing on a navigational buoy, Westport Police said. A second man and a woman were also rescued from the water. All three individuals were transported to a Norwalk Marina and subsequently to the hospital for evaluation.  A translator was requested …
New Details: Missing Man Found In Hudson Valley Woods After Extensive Search New Details: Missing Man Found In Hudson Valley Woods After Extensive Search
New Details: Missing Man Found In Hudson Valley Woods After Extensive Search Thanks to an extensive four-day search joined by numerous law enforcement and fire organizations, a missing Hudson Valley man was found in a wooded area and taken to safety.  The search began on Thursday, July 27 in Putnam County, when Carmel Police were notified that 66-year-old Roy Clayton was missing from his Myrtle Avenue home in Mahopac.  Earlier Report - Missing Carmel Resident Found Alive, Police Say Clayton had last been seen by his family around lunchtime when he left his residence to go on a walk and was reported to have serious medical conditions that require…
Missing Hudson Valley Man Dies After Being Caught In Current Of Brook In Vermont, Police Say Missing Hudson Valley Man Dies After Being Caught In Current Of Brook In Vermont, Police Say
Missing Hudson Valley Man Dies After Being Caught In Current Of Brook In Vermont, Police Say A missing Hudson Valley man hiking the Appalachian Trail died after being caught in the current of a brook in Vermont, according to authorities. Dutchess County resident Robert Kerker, age 67, of Rhinebeck, who had been missing since Sunday, July 9, was located about 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 28, by search crews along the Stony Brook in Stockbridge, Vermont, about 1.5 miles downstream from where the trail crossed the brook. According to Vermont State Police, search crews had focused their efforts Friday on the brook after a witness reported seeing Kerker, an experienced hiker, at the Stony Bro…
35-Year-Old From Region Who Went Missing In Woods Found Dead 35-Year-Old From Region Who Went Missing In Woods Found Dead
35-Year-Old From Region Who Went Missing In Woods Found Dead A 35-year-old who went missing more than a week ago after last being seen getting a flat tire in the region has been found dead.  Harold Hoyt was reported missing by a friend on Friday, March 31 after his truck had a flat tire, got stuck, and then ran out of gas in Sullivan County near the Camp Turrell Boy Scout Reservation on Galligan Road in the town of Forestburgh. Hoyt’s friend made make it to a nearby road but Hoyt apparently became lost in the woods, the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office said. After an exhaustive search using ATVs, UTVs, drones, K-9 teams, and a s…
Missing Man Found In Woods By K9 Officer After Mile-Long Search In Westchester Missing Man Found In Woods By K9 Officer After Mile-Long Search In Westchester
Missing Man Found In Woods By K9 Officer After Mile-Long Search In Westchester With the help of the trusty nose of a K9 officer, a vulnerable 60-year-old man who had become lost was found in the woods in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened on Monday, March 27, just after Carmel Police Officer Vincent DeSantola and his K9 partner Pietro conducted a demonstration for families at the town's Parks and Recreation Egg Hunt. Shortly after this, a real call for service came in, and the pair were given a chance to prove their skills.  Around 3:35 p.m., DeSantola and Pietro traveled to Somers to help the Somers PD and state police locate a 60-year-old vulnerable adult…
Man Found Dead After 3-Day Search In Hudson Valley Man Found Dead After 3-Day Search In Hudson Valley
Man Found Dead After 3-Day Search In Hudson Valley A 45-year-old man who had been missing for several days was found dead in the Hudson Valley by state forest rangers assisted by state police. The unidentified Brooklyn man's body was found in Ulster County at the Mohonk Preserve in Marbletown, on Friday, March 17, by rescuers who had been searching the steep, rocky terrain for three days after his vehicle was found in the parking lot of the preserve, said Jeff Wernick of the New York Department of Conservation. Once the man's vehicle was found, 10 forest rangers joined state police, Mohonk Preserve patrol rangers, Sam’s Point Search and Res…
Missing Man Screaming For Help Found After Falling On Steep Hiking Trail In Hudson Valley Missing Man Screaming For Help Found After Falling On Steep Hiking Trail In Hudson Valley
Missing Man Screaming For Help Found After Falling On Steep Hiking Trail In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley man who was reported missing by his wife after he failed to return from a walk was found a day later after a jogger hear his screams. The incident began in Rockland County around 4;45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 in Upper Nyack when Clarkstown Police officers responded to a home for a report of a missing man. The wife of the missing man told officers, her husband had left their home earlier in the day on foot and she had not heard from him, said Det. Norm Peters of the Clarkstown Police. She said her husband frequently takes walks in the Nyack beach area, so officers bega…
4-Year-Old Found After Multi-Agency Search In Westchester 4-Year-Old Found After Multi-Agency Search In Westchester
4-Year-Old Found After Multi-Agency Search In Westchester A 4-year-old boy who slipped away from his grandfather as he turned his back for a second was the focus of a large manhunt in the dark woods of a Northern Westchester town.  The incident took place around 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, in North Salem, off Hardscrabble Road.  The search for the autistic, non-verbal boy began when he disappeared within a second as he played in the backyard of his home with his grandfather and two brothers, said North Salem Police Officer Anthony Spennicchia. The boy apparently slipped through a hole in a chain-link fence into the neighbor's yard that inc…
47-Year-Old Who Went Missing In Hudson Valley Found Dead 47-Year-Old Who Went Missing In Hudson Valley Found Dead
47-Year-Old Who Went Missing In Hudson Valley Found Dead The search for a missing fisherman who disappeared in the region has come to a tragic end. Search crews recovered a man’s body at around 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in the Delaware River in New Jersey, according to New York State Police. Authorities later identified him as 47-year-old William Vandyke, of York, Pennsylvania. Earlier Report: Search Underway For Fisherman Whose Boat Capsized In Deerpark Vandyke was first reported missing from Orange County at around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, shortly after he and another man set out to go fishing on the Delaware River in the town of Deer…
Search Underway For Fisherman Whose Boat Capsized In Hudson Valley River Search Underway For Fisherman Whose Boat Capsized In Hudson Valley River
Search Underway For Fisherman Whose Boat Capsized In Hudson Valley River Emergency crews were searching for a missing fisherman in the Hudson Valley Thursday afternoon, Sept. 8. State police and other first responders in Orange County were called at around 7:30 a.m. to an area of the Delaware River in the town of Deerpark with reports of a missing fisherman. Investigators determined that two men had been fishing on the river near Cherry Island State Park when their boat capsized. One of the men made it to shore and received medical treatment, police said. The other man has not been seen since. He was not wearing a life jacket at the time, according to reports…
Body Of 19-Year-Old Swimmer Pulled From Hudson River Body Of 19-Year-Old Swimmer Pulled From Hudson River
Body Of 19-Year-Old Swimmer Pulled From Hudson River The body of a missing teenage swimmer has been located in the Hudson River, state police announced late Monday afternoon, June 6. At approximately 6 a.m. Monday, troopers were notified about the missing 19-year-old near Haverstraw Beach State Park in Rockland County.  New York State Police Underwater Recovery Team along with local fire departments searched the water. A Rockland County Sheriff’s Office bloodhound, along with New York Park Police, state troopers and members if the Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted with the ground search. The body of Kevin Pinto of Spring Valley…
Issues At School Caused Missing NY Teacher 'Heartache,' Brother Says In TV Interview Issues At School Caused Missing NY Teacher 'Heartache,' Brother Says In TV Interview
Issues At School Caused Missing NY Teacher 'Heartache,' Brother Says In TV Interview As the search for a missing New York woman in Western Massachusetts hits the one-month mark, her brother says an incident at the high school where she teaches caused her "heartache." Albany County resident Meghan A. Marohn, age 42, of Delmar, hasn't been seen since Sunday, March 27 when she was on a trip in Western Massachusetts. Her vehicle, a black 2017 Subaru Impreza, was found in Berkshire County in the town of Lee parked on Church Street at Longcope Park, a heavily wooded hiking area in south Lee, said the Massachusetts State Police. See Earlier Story: Search For Missing Delmar …
Missing 14-Year-Old Last Seen At McDonald's In Hudson Valley Located Missing 14-Year-Old Last Seen At McDonald's In Hudson Valley Located
Missing 14-Year-Old Last Seen At McDonald's In Hudson Valley Located New York State Police have located a missing 14-year-old Hudson Valley boy who hadn't been seen in two days. Dutchess County resident Joshua Cornwall, of Poughkeepsie, was reported missing on Monday, April 4, said Trooper AJ Hicks. Cornwall was last seen at the McDonald’s on 733 Main St., in Poughkeepsie at approximately 2 p.m. on Monday, April 4, Hicks said. Cornwall was found safe and in good health on Thursday, April 7, Hicks said.
Body Of Missing Kayaker Recovered On Long Island Sound Body Of Missing Kayaker Recovered On Long Island Sound
Body Of Missing Kayaker Recovered On Long Island Sound The US Coast Guard recovered the body of a missing area kayaker in the waters of Long Island Sound during a powerful Nor'easter.  The kayaker, 45-year-old Laurence Broderick, reportedly left Hempstead in his red kayak at approximately 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, en route to Mamaroneck, in Southern Westchester County, and was reported overdue early Tuesday, Oct. 26 by his mother. Earlier report: Missing Westchester Kayaker Reportedly Found Dead In Water According to the US Coast Guard, later Tuesday morning, his kayak was found containing his cell phone on Glen Island Beach in New Roc…
Nor'easter: Person Reported Missing In Westchester During Height Of Storm Nor'easter: Person Reported Missing In Westchester During Height Of Storm
Nor'easter: Person Reported Missing In Westchester During Height Of Storm The US Coast Guard, along with several police agencies, are searching for a missing kayaker from the area who failed to return from an outing as a strong Nor'easter moved into the area.  The search for Laurence Broderick, age 45, of Mamaroneck in Westchester County, began around 4 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, when the Village of Mamaroneck police received a call from his mother requesting a wellness check. Coast Guard Sector New York received a report at 5:40 a.m., Tuesday, that Broderick was overdue from a kayaking trip from the previous night.  Broderick reportedly left Hempstead at…
Dog The Bounty Hunter Temporarily Leaves Laundrie Search In Florida After Injury, Report Says Dog The Bounty Hunter Temporarily Leaves Laundrie Search In Florida After Injury, Report Says
Dog The Bounty Hunter Temporarily Leaves Laundrie Search In Florida After Injury, Report Says Dog The Bounty Hunter has temporarily left Florida amid the search for 23-year-old Brian Laundrie after suffering an injury, according to a new report. WFLA reporter Josh Benson tweeted on Sunday, Oct. 10, that a member of Dog's team confirmed that Duane Chapman (his real name) was returning to Colorado to meet with his doctor after he injured his ankle during the search. DOG. Just got an update from Dog the Bounty Hunter’s team. They say he’s headed back to Colorado soon to meet with his doctor after injuring his ankle in the search. He’s also raising funds to continue what he calls an…
Man Found Dead After Unoccupied Vehicle Discovered On Side Of Hudson Valley Roadway Man Found Dead After Unoccupied Vehicle Discovered On Side Of Hudson Valley Roadway
Man Found Dead After Unoccupied Vehicle Discovered On Side Of Hudson Valley Roadway A man was found dead after state police were contacted after a vehicle was found unoccupied on the side of a Hudson Valley roadway. The incident took around 9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 23, in Orange County. That's when the Town of Deerpark Police Department called state police for assistance after locating an unoccupied motorcycle on the shoulder of State Route 97 also known as the Hawk's Nest, said Trooper Steven Nevel. A search was conducted that night using state police aviation and State Police drones. The search was stopped due to heavy fog, Nevel said. On Tuesday, Aug. 24, state police alo…
Man Drowns While Swimming At Pond In Area, Police Say Man Drowns While Swimming At Pond In Area, Police Say
Man Drowns While Swimming At Pond In Area, Police Say A man died after jumping into an area pond and then failed to resurface. The incident took place around 12:40 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 12, in Rockland County at the pond located at Memorial Park in Spring Valley. Spring Valley fire and police responded to the park after receiving a report of a man who was swimming in the water, went under, and never resurfaced, said Spring Valley PD Detective Matt Galli. The two departments attempted to locate the victim, but were not successful, Galli said. Dive teams from the Piermont and Thiells fire departments were requested to assist and …
ID Released For Former Westchester Resident Missing After Florida Condo Collapse ID Released For Former Westchester Resident Missing After Florida Condo Collapse
ID Released For Former Westchester Resident Missing After Florida Condo Collapse As first responders continue their search for any survivors of a 12-story condo that collapsed in Surfside, Florida, local residents are holding out hope that a former resident who is among the missing will be found. Judy Spiegel, age 65, a Long Island native from Plainview who later lived in Southampton, as well as in Westchester County, in Ardsley, is one of the 152 still listed as missing, officials said. Spiegel's husband, Kevin Spiegel, was out of town on business when the collapse occurred. Kevin Spiegel, along with his three grown children, has staged a vigil nearby the Ch…
Body Of 35-Year-Old Man Recovered In Hudson River, Police Say Body Of 35-Year-Old Man Recovered In Hudson River, Police Say
Body Of 35-Year-Old Man Recovered In Hudson River, Police Say The body of a man has been recovered after he fell into the Hudson River while walking along its edge with friends. Orange County resident Maurice Pryce, age 35, fell into the water around 10 p.m., Wednesday, June 9, in the area of the Blue Pointe Restaurant, said City of Newburgh Police Lt. Joseph Burns. When police arrived on the scene, several witnesses said they saw Pryce, of the City of Newburgh, fall off the dock into the water. City of Newburgh Fire Department responded to the scene and PD and FD personnel checked along the shore where Pryce was seen going into the w…
One Missing After Rowboat Overturns On Long Island Sound One Missing After Rowboat Overturns On Long Island Sound
One Missing After Rowboat Overturns On Long Island Sound Click here for an updated story - Body Recovered After Rowboat Overturns On Long Island Sound One person is missing after a rowboat overturned on the Long Island Sound. The incident happened around 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 on Long Island's North Fork in Suffolk County off Route 48 in the village of Greenport, when the 9-foot long rowboat was in the area of the Cliff Side condominiums, Southold Town Police said. There were two people reported onboard, according to police. One person swam to shore and the other was unaccounted for, said police. The Greenport Fire Department, Su…
Port Authority, Westchester, NYC, PIP Police Search Hudson In Vain For Presumed GWB Jumper Port Authority, Westchester, NYC, PIP Police Search Hudson In Vain For Presumed GWB Jumper
Port Authority, Westchester, NYC, PIP Police Search Hudson In Vain For Presumed GWB Jumper Responders from several law enforcement agencies searched the Hudson River in vain for a presumed jumper after a car was found abandoned on the George Washington Bridge. Port Authority police found the abandoned vehicle midspan of the bridge's westbound upper level around 9 p.m. Sunday. Among the agencies that sent air and sea units to assist were the NYPD, Palisades Interstate Parkway Police, the Nyack and Piermont fire department marine units, the Thiells dive team,  the Irvington and Tarrytown fire departments, the Rockland County Sheriff's Office and the Westchester County Police A…
One Missing After Boat Overturns Off Long Island Coast One Missing After Boat Overturns Off Long Island Coast
One Missing After Boat Overturns Off Long Island Coast Click here for an updated story - ID Released For Victim Of Fatal Long Island Boating Accident Note: The original version of this report stated one was missing and three were missing. That information, initially reported, has been changed to two rescued, one missing. A third man in the boat who was removed from the water later died. One person is missing and three others were hospitalized after a boat overturned off the Long Island coast. The incident happened late Saturday morning, May 2 south of Point Lookout in Nassau County. At 10:08 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound com…
John F. Kennedy’s Grand-Niece And Her Son, 8, Missing After Boating Accident, Reports Say John F. Kennedy’s Grand-Niece And Her Son, 8, Missing After Boating Accident, Reports Say
John F. Kennedy’s Grand-Niece And Her Son, 8, Missing After Boating Accident, Reports Say The search is on for two members of the Kennedy family who were reported missing after going boating in the Chesapeake Bay. Maeve Kennedy McKean - the granddaughter of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and grand-niece of President John F. Kennedy - and her 8-year-old son Gideon were reported missing near Annapolis, Maryland. They haven’t been seen or heard from since Thursday, April 2. According to reports, McKean was taking the family to visit her mother’s waterfront home in Shady Side, Maryland when her son kicked a ball into the water and it drifted away. The two “popped into a canoe” to track down…
Teen Swimmer Goes Missing In Hudson River Teen Swimmer Goes Missing In Hudson River
Teen Swimmer Goes Missing In Hudson River A massive search for an 18-year-old teen who was reportedly seen in the Hudson River yelling for help failed to find the man. The incident took place around 3:20 p.m., Monday, March 9, when the City of Poughkeepsie Police received multiple 911 calls about a male drowning in the river, said Det. Lt. Matt Clark. Police said on Monday the area of the search was behind the pavilion at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum. Responding officers were told by several people at the scene they had seen a man in the river yelling for help, who then disappeared underwater, Clark said. The man reportedly s…
Woman Dies After Driving Vehicle Into Hudson River in Westchester Woman Dies After Driving Vehicle Into Hudson River in Westchester
Woman Dies After Driving Vehicle Into Hudson River in Westchester This story has been updated. A woman has died after driving her vehicle into the Hudson River in Westchester. The incident took place around 12:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, near a riverside park in Verplanck, said Kieran O'Leary, spokesman for the Westchester County Police. The woman was discovered in the car in about 10 feet of water by divers from Yorktown Heights, he said. Due to a strong drift, it took searchers a while to located the vehicle.  Police are not sure how the car ended up in the water, and say the incident is under investigation, pending the outcome of an autopsy.…