Divers to search Hudson for missing Latham man

Divers are expected to search the Hudson River on Wednesday for 21 -year old Joshua Szostak, who has
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Divers are expected to search the Hudson River on Wednesday for 21-year old Joshua Szostak, who has been missing since late December.

Szostak, 21, of Latham, was last seen leaving the Bayou Cafe on North Pearl Street in downtown Albany at 12:15 a.m. Dec. 23 and police consider his disappearance a missing person case.

Police dive crews will search the Hudson River with a device recently donated by the Center for Hope, an organization started by Doug and Mary Lyall, whose daughter Suzanne disappeared in March 1998 from the University at Albany.

The device can identify underwater objects and help divers in search and rescue efforts.

The search is expected to begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday near the Hudson River boat launch.

Szostak is described as white, 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds. He has a shaved head with a goatee, brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen in a white T-shirt, black-hooded sweatshirt and baggy jeans.

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