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Search under way for reported person in River in Fulton

A Coast Guard vessel has joined the search looking for a possible person in the river in Fulton (Janel Sullivan photo)
A Coast Guard vessel has joined the search looking for a possible person in the river in Fulton (Janel Sullivan photo)

UPDATE 3:05 p.m. :   Fulton police say they have found the woman.

July 10, 2013 – Fulton, NY – At approximately 10:32 a.m., Fulton Police, Fulton Fire and several other agencies from the area responded to a report of a woman in the Oswego River in the area of the Broadway Bridge.

After an initial search no one was found in the river.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. a Fulton police officer on patrol located a female pedestrian that matched the description.

The officer spoke with her and confirmed she was the woman that had been seen in the river earlier.

EMS personnel responded to medically check the female despite her having no physical complaints.

The Fulton Police would like to thank all agencies who responded to assist in the search.

UPDATE 1:15 p.m. : Our Janel Sullivan reports that they can’t dive due to the water condition. Many of the onlookers along the riverbanks have dispersed shortly after 1 p.m.

We will provide further updates as information becomes available.

Original Article Below

Staff Reports

FULTON, NY – At approximately 10:32 a.m. today (July 10) Fulton police and fire departments responded to a report of a person in the Oswego River.

Several witnesses reported possibly seeing a person jump off of the Broadway Bridge and into the water.

A pair of flip flops found at the scene
A pair of flip flops found at the scene

Witnesses also reported seeing a white female with short blonde hair climb out of the river near the Lock 3 marina, and walk towards the downtown area.

A pair of pink women’s flip flops were recovered in the water near the location.

At this time, it is still unclear if a person is or was in the Oswego River.

A New York State Police helicopter and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department Dive Team have been sent to the area in the search.

Fulton Fire Department, Menters Ambulance, and the Coast Guard along with Fulton Police, also continue to search the river for clues.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Fulton Police Dept at 598-4504.