1 Missing While Swimming in Hudson River, 5 Rescued
One person is still missing after going swimming in the Hudson River. Five were rescued, including one who was found unconscious.
On Tuesday around noon, City of Poughkeepsie 911 received a call about missing swimmers in the Hudson River. City of Poughkeepsie police fire and mobile ambulance responded to the area.
Upon arrival a group of people were found swimming in the river near Waryas Park, police say.
One person was found unconscious and rescued, according to the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.
Five people were rescued and multiple people were taken to a hospital, officials say.
One person has not been found, as of this writing. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the missing person is Paul Machettia, a 48-year-old man. It's believed he went into the water to help someone else, but never resurfaced.
At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the search was temporarily suspended. On Wednesday at 8 a.m., 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
The Dutchess County 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.
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