A marathon swimmer from North Carolina goes missing during a 120-mile race in the Hudson River in New York.
The New York Post reports 67-year-old Charles Van Der Horst went missing on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge in the second-to-last stage of the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim around 3:10 p.m. Friday. Police reported that a search and rescue was unsuccessful and called off the mission around 6:45 p.m. The race’s organizer, New York Open Water, canceled the last and final stage of the race from the George Washington Bridge to the Verrazano Bridge
“It is with great sadness that we report the loss of a swimmer today.”
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New York Open Water boasted that the marathon swim is the “longest in the world” since the race begins from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in Catskill, NY to the final stage at the Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn, New York.
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NYPD police continued their search Saturday morning but no details of recovering Van Der Horst.