Swimmer missing from race down New York’s Hudson River

NEW YORK — Police are searching for a swimmer who went missing during a race down New York’s Hudson River.

Authorities say the swimmer was reported missing just after 3 p.m. Friday near the George Washington Bridge.

The New York City Police Department says the search for the swimmer resumed Saturday morning after being suspended late Friday.

Police have confirmed the search is now a recovery effort.

The swimmer was taking part in a multi-stage 120-mile race down the Hudson called the 8 Bridges Race. Organizers canceled Saturday’s seventh and final stage of the race.

New York Open Water, the organization running the event, said in a statement that safety protocols were in place and police were escorting the swimmers.

The organization said it was not releasing the swimmer’s name.

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