Divers and emergency officials spend hours searching the murky waters of the Passaic River Monday night after authorities received a report that a man ended up in the river.

According to NJ Advance Media, firefighters were near the river in the area of Raymond Boulevard, probing the water with long poles as they searched for the victim. In addition, a rescue boat was seen searching the area along with dive teams from Lyndhurst and Wallington, the article states.

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose told NJ Advance media that friends of the victim contacted authorities around 5 p.m. and stated that he had ended up in the water and they were unable to help him before he was swept away.

The article states that the search was suspended around 11 p.m. and is set to resume in the morning. The incident remains an ongoing investigation.

Toniann Antonelli is the digital managing editor for news at NJ 101.5. Reach her at toniann.antonelli@townsquaremedia.com, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.

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