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Search Resumes For Dad, Son Who Went Missing While Rafting In Hudson Valley

The Neversink River is located north of I-84 and west of Route 17 in Orange County.
The Neversink River is located north of I-84 and west of Route 17 in Orange County. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

The search for a father and son who went missing while rafting in a river in the Hudson Valley has now entered its third day.

The raft of the 9-year-old boy and 46-year-old father overturned in the Neversink River near the Oakland Valley Campground in Orange County on Saturday morning, Aug. 18, state police said.

The Neversink River is located north of I-84 and west of Route 17.

The incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. with state police and numerous area fire rescue squads immediately responding.

Aviation, Underwater Recovery Team, drones, and multiple airboats were deployed.

After the two were not located, the search was suspended Saturday night due to weather and river conditions.

State police along with other agencies resumed the search early Sunday morning. The search met with negative results, according to state police.

The search resumed again on Monday morning, Aug. 20, at approximately 7:30 a.m.

The names of the two have not been released.

The Orange County Division of Emergency Management and Red Cross are also involved in the rescue effort.

This continues to be a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

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