TOWN OF ULSTER – The body of the eight-year-old girl who was swimming in the Hudson River with family members late Monday afternoon, was recovered at mid-morning on Tuesday, Town of Ulster Police said.
Chief Kyle Berardi said the Kingston child had been swimming with relatives off Sojourner Truth Ulster Landing Park when she was swept under the water and had not re-surfaced.
Her body was recovered in the general area where she was reported missing. Her name is not being released out of respect for the family.
Immediately after the child was reported missing, marine units, dive teams and aviation searched for her into the night until it was called off due to darkness.
The search was resumed at 7 on Tuesday morning and at 9:42, the girl’s body was recovered.
Ulster Police were assisted by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, State Police, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Ulster County Child Advocacy Center, Ulster County Department of Child Protective Services, Ulster County Department of Health and Mental Health, Ulster Department of Public Works, Ulster County Department of Emergency Services, East Kingston Fire Department, City of Kingston Fire Department, Glasco Fire Department, Esopus Fire Department, Mobile Life Support Services and the U.S. Coast Guard.