One person rescued from Susquehanna River

Written by Staff Report/York Daily Record | May 31, 2016 8:05 AM

One person was rescued from the Susquehanna River near Ely Island on Monday night. (Photo: Ted Czech, York Daily Record)


(York) -- One person was rescued from the Susquehanna River before 10:43 p.m. Monday, according to Lancaster County 911.

That person was brought ashore to the York County side of the river, the Lancaster County 911 supervisor said. She said crews were still searching for a second person in the water.

Around 11:30 p.m., a state police helicopter was brought in to assist in the search, York County 911 confirmed.

Police were called to a water rescue near Ely Island on the Susquehanna River, York County 911 officials said.

According to Lancaster County 911, water rescue units were dispatched around 9:20 p.m.

"We have boats in the water, we are searching for a subject or subjects," said a Lancaster County 911 supervisor. "All that we know is there were reports of someone yelling for help and they are believed to be on an island in that area."

The supervisor said Lancaster County 911 received information from York County 911.

The incident is currently a police incident, York County 911 officials said.

When asked what the nature of the police incident was, the York County 911 dispatcher said it was an assault and people were still on the water shortly after 10 p.m., officials said.

The York County 911 dispatcher referred calls to Northeastern Regional Police.

This story is part of a content-sharing partnership between WITF and the York Daily Record.

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