NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn mother was on edge late Thursday afternoon, as crews searched the East River for the body of her missing 21-year-old son.
As 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported, police had been searching for Steven Middleton, who just turned 21 three days ago, since 6 a.m.
By 5 p.m., crews characterized the search as a recovery mission and did not believe Middleton was still alive, CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported.
The search was ultimately called off for the night late Thursday, and was to resume Friday morning.
Middleton and his five friends were out on a broken pier near the end of North First Street around 5 p.m., when he went into the water and his friends lost sight of him. The current in the area is very strong.