Search Continues For Drowning Victim

OSWEGO, NY – Emergency services personnel in the city of Oswego are continuing their search for the still unidentified victim who jumped from the Utica Street bridge into the Oswego River Monday.

The Oswego City Police and Fire departments, as well as the New York State Police Dive
Team and the United States Coast Guard, are all assisting in the recovery effort, utilizing
specialized equipment to conduct a thorough search of the area.

The Oswego County Fire Coordinator’s Office is also providing assistance and the use of their Mobile Command Trailer.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Original Information

At approximately 3:02 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2011, Oswego City Police and Fire
departments responded to a report of a male having jumped from the Utica Street bridge into Oswego River.

Upon arrival responding officers observed the victim floating down river.

Police and Fire personnel attempted to throw ‘rescue rings’ and ‘rescue bags’ while the
Oswego City Fire Department rescue boat was in route, but were unsuccessful in reaching the victim prior to his disappearing under water.

The victim was last seen floating in the water north of the Captain’s Quarters hotel.

Oswego City Fire Department divers are currently in the water searching for the victim, and the United States Coast Guard has also been activated.

Members of the Oswego City Police Department’s Patrol and Criminal Investigations Division are also on scene, and are interviewing witnesses. Police have not yet been able to obtain positive identification of the victim.

At this time, foul play is not suspected.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact them at 315-342-8120.