Crews look for missing swimmer at Croton Point Park

The search for a man who is believed to have drowned at Croton Point Park continued on Wednesday.



Officials say 47-year-old Alex DeSouza, of Brooklyn, and two friends rented a cabin at the park and made the steep descent to a beach area to go fishing around 11 a.m. Tuesday.



At some point, the 47-year-old decided to go swimming amid the strong currents but never returned to shore, according to his friends.



The Parks Department says signs forbidding swimming are posted around the park, but they are routinely - and illegally - torn down.



On Wednesday, new sign posts were being put up near the site of the tragedy.



Tom McCormack, who visits the park frequently, says he hopes that people will heed the warnings in the wake of Desouza's death.



"If they say no swimming, there must be a reason they say no swimming," he says.


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