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.

Emergency personnel at a command post along the Susquehanna River around 4 a.m. June 25, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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.

Portable lighting was set up along the bank of the Susquehanna River at Grippen Park on June 25, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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