Search for Person in Susquehanna River in Western Broome
Several agencies were sent to the Susquehanna River in Endicott to search for a person who may have been in the water.
Endicott police were dispatched to the river in the area of the Vestal Avenue bridge and Mersereau Park at 1:49 a.m. Tuesday.
A few minutes later, fire departments were alerted to launch a search of the river from the bridge to Grippen Park in West Endicott.
At a command post at the park, Broome County fire coordinator Jeff Buckler said three boats had been utilized to search the water.
Buckler said in addition to a surface search of the river, a drone aircraft from the county Office of Emergency Services was used. The drone is equipped with thermal imaging gear.
The initial river search was suspended around 4:30 a.m. It was expected to resume later in the morning.
Endicott police declined to comment about the investigation.
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