Officials are still searching for a missing Greenwich teen. Jesse Cale, 18, went missing during a camping trip this weekend. Our Maria Valvanis brings us the latest.
Search crews are back to the wooded river bank Sunday morning, hoping to find some clues on what could have happened to 18-year-old Jesse Cale.
Captain John McCarthy, of the New York State Police said, “There was a small group of people camping down by the river Friday night and he went to go collect some firewood and that’s the last they saw him and they have not seen him since.”
State police and park rangers along with nearly 60 volunteers are now searching together for the second day, trying to solve the mystery.
Officials tell us they’re primary focuses remain the Hudson River and woods surrounding the campsite. But Because of the heavy brush in the area, the search is moving at a slower pace.
Lieutenant John Solan, of the New York State Forest Rangers said, “Some of the under growth is very thick making it time consuming.”
Officials are using boats and a helicopter to help assist with the search. Although they haven’t come across any leads yet, they tell us they are still staying positive.
“We are in a new area today and were going to do some other high probability areas and when that’s completed well start expanding,” said McCarthy.
Family members and friends have been on the scene all day waiting eagerly for some sort of news. Jesse is supposed to be graduating from Schuylerville High next month.
Troopers said it's a very emotional situation.
"They're very upset, as you would expect. The families, it's a tough thing, by all reports, from friends, school mates and teachers who've been here. He was a really wonderful kid."
The search will resume Monday morning.