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