Intensive search underway
A man is missing after a swimming accident at the beach at Little Stony Point Park just north of Cold Spring on Route 9D. The incident took place at approximately 4:30 p.m. today. The missing swimmer is believed to be a 46-year-old male and a resident of Beacon. His name has not been released.
The Putnam County Sheriff reports the man was with a group of companions at the beach and was swimming in an area not protected by lifeguards. The man reportedly became distressed in the water and called for help, but he sank below the surface before any of his companions could reach him.
An intensive search is underway involving first responders from Philipstown, Putnam Country Sheriff patrols and marine unit, State Police patrols and aviation unit, State Park Police patrols and marine unit, West Point Fire Department and its aviation unit, Mahopac Falls Fire Department and its dive team, Yorktown Heights Fire Department and Cronomer Valley Fire Department.
According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s office, marine units from the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and Westchester County Police were also heading to the area to assist in the search.