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Man Missing In Yorktown Heights' Sparkle Lake

Yorktown Fire Department's dive team starts the search. Photo Credit: Contributed
Emergency responders at the scene in the search for a missing man at Sparkle Lake on Monday. Photo Credit: Yorktown Heights Volunteer FD
Police and EMS share info and updates. Photo Credit: Contributed
Yorktown Ambulance at the scene. Photo Credit: Contributed
Mahopac Falls Dive Team on the scene, preparing to follow YFD direction. Photo Credit: Contributed
Full dive response lines the road at Sparkle Lake. Photo Credit: Contributed
Yorktown Police keep a watchful eye out for the safety of all on the scene. Photo Credit: Contributed
Multiple agencies working together at the scene. Photo Credit: Contributed
Yorktown's Sparkle Lake Photo Credit: Google Maps

This story has been updated.

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Emergency responders are searching for a man in a small floating device who went missing in Sparkle Lake in Yorktown Heights Monday afternoon, according to multiple reports.

Divers have been employed in the search for the unidentified man, who reportedly shouted for help before plunging under the water in the lake.

Rescue operations continued for hours following his cry for help, which occurred around 2 p.m.

The search is expected to resume upon daylight on Tuesday.

Signs reading "Beach closed," "No swimming," and "No lifeguard on duty" near the entrance to the beach.

Yorktown Heights Fire Department, Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department, Yorktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Empress Emergency Medical Services and Yorktown Police Department are currently at the scene.

Check back to Daily Voice for updates on this developing story.

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