Search continues for boys who jumped off Spuyten Duyvil bridge

Two broken-hearted families are still holding out hope in finding Isaiah Moronta and Manny Flores, who jumped off the Spuyten Duyvil bridge last Friday.

News 12 Staff

Mar 21, 2020, 3:15 AM

Updated 1,576 days ago

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Two broken-hearted families are still holding out hope in finding Isaiah Moronta and Manny Flores, who jumped off the Spuyten Duyvil bridge last Friday. 
Last Friday, the 13-year-old friends jumped off the bridge and no one has seen them since. People tell News 12 that they decided to go to the river to have fun and that Isaiah jumped in first. 
They also tell News 12 that when Isaiah came out of the water, Manny went in and that he was drowning, so that’s when Isaiah went in to help him. They say both of the boys came up and that they were both swept away from the current. 
The families of Moronta and Flores are now united in their efforts to find the eighth graders, who are classmates at a Manhattan school. Jet-ski search parties were riding up and down the river the past four days.
The NYPD says that Thursday, the Harbor Unit searched the area where the waters where the Spuyten Duyvil Creek meets the Hudson River.
On Friday, those search teams and jet-skis were back in action, in full force.
 


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