Tuesday, February 28, 2012
State Police are looking for brothers who may have fell into the Genesee River
From the New York State Police: The New York State Police in Batavia and Rochester are looking for 2 subjects who were reported missing February 21st. Troopers in Batavia were contacted by family members that brothers, David W. King, age 54 and Michael King, age 46, both residing in Batavia, NY were last seen on February 19th at approximately 9:00pm.
Information was developed that the brothers were in the Rochester area.
Prior to the brothers being reported missing, David King was stopped by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department on the 19th for having been reported driving recklessly, hitting a guide rail. Deputies took David to Strong Hospital and before he was treated, he signed himself out. David's car was left on I- 390, on the bridge, just south of the Scottsville Road exit.
A third brother, Daniel King and Michael drove to Strong Hospital and picked up David.
Daniel then drove the brothers back to I-390 to the car. When Daniel dropped the brothers off, the vehicle was on the opposite side of the interstate. Daniel stated that he last saw his brothers jump the jersey barrier between the north and southbound lanes, and haven't been seen or heard from since.
The location where Daniel explained to Troopers that the brothers crossed has an approximate fall of 100 ft into the Genesee River.
The State Police conducted a ground and air search over the weekend utilizing a State Police Helecopter on Sunday.
Troopers today are using an airboat and a Scuba Team searching the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at 398-4100