Eli Serano and Edwin Cruz drown in Hudson River along Hoboken waterfront

Witnesses say one of the victims jumped in

Witnesses say one of the victims jumped in to help the first victim who fell into the river. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

HOBOKEN - Two men drowned in the Hudson River along the waterfront in Hoboken early Sunday morning.

A witness says he was with a group of friends when one of them, Eli Serano, fell into the river. The witness says he doesn't know how or why he fell in. Another friend, 24-year-old Edwin Cruz, jumped into the water to try and rescue Serano.

Both Serano and Cruz drowned. Their bodies were recovered by police about three hours later.

People along the waterfront Sunday morning had hoped all the police activity meant there was a break in another missing persons case. Andrew Jarzyk went missing along the waterfront a few weeks ago while he was out jogging, but Jarzyk has not been found.

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