Crews search Rahway River in Cranford

There are reports that someone may have become trapped under the ice, although this has not been confirmed by investigators.

There are reports that someone may have become trapped under the ice, although this has not been confirmed by investigators. (3/7/15)

CRANFORD - Investigators launched a water search in Cranford late Friday night after multiple 911 callers reported that a person fell through the ice.

After an hourslong search in single-digit temperatures, police say nothing was found.

Crews responding to the Sperry Park section of the Rahway River around 11 p.m. after neighbors in a nearby apartment complex reported hearing a young man calling for help.

When rescue crews arrived, investigators say they saw a series of footprints in the snow leading out to a hole in the iced-over river. 

Officials say that more than 70 rescue crews from eight different towns across Union County responded. The search ended at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning after divers and other rescuers had searched a wide stretch of the river.

No further searches are planned, according Cranford's public information office.

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