Coast Guard suspends search for 2 off Queens

The News Leader

March 5, 2010 6:40:16 AM PST
The U.S. Coast Guard says it has suspended its search for two people after a boat reportedly capsized off the Rockaways in Queens. The Coast Guard was contacted by students at Beach Channel High School on Thursday morning. They said a vessel carrying two people capsized in Jamaica Bay around 10 a.m.

Coast Guard rescue crews and police aviation units searched the area and found two capsized boats, although one appears to have been there for some time. No other debris was found.

It is not clear yet if one of the boats was carrying the two people.

New York City fire units also assisted in the search.