What to Know

  • Officials called off a search for a missing swimmer in the Hudson River after six days[hhmc]

  • The 49-year-old man was swimming Tuesday near downtown Poughkeepsie when he got caught in a current[hhmc]

  • The search was scheduled to end at 6 p.m. Sunday[hhmc]

A search will end Sunday six days after a swimmer disappeared in the Hudson River, officials said.

A 49-year-old man was swimming Tuesday with four other people in the river near downtown Poughkeepsie when he and one other got caught in the current.

One other swimmer was brought to the Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie.

The search included helicopters, boats and sonar and police divers, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said the search would end at 6 p.m. Sunday.

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Swimming is legal in that part of the river, but authorities recommend all swimmers wear flotation devices.

Meanwhile, a swimmer off Long Island was pulled from the water Friday night and pronounced dead, Suffolk County police said.

Juan Martinez, 53, of Manorville, was swimming at Smith Point Country Park in Shirley when he became distressed and was pulled from the water by police. Lifeguards were off duty at the time.

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