State police divers are searching the Hudson River today for any signs of 21- year old Joshua Szostak, missing since late December.
The search had been delayed until today due to cold weather.
Det. James Miller, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, said police have labeled it a missing person case, not a criminal case.
State police divers are using a sonar device that has a transmitter on it and detects underwater objects and helps search and rescue efforts. The device was 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.
High winds are forecast for the afternoon and it’s not clear how long divers will stay in the river .
Szostak’s family has also hired its own private investigator to help in the search.
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.