The FDNY has said that reports of a drowning swimmer at Rockaway Beach are deemed 'unfounded.'
Officials received a call just before 5 p.m. about someone who looked as if they were drowning.
NYPD, FDNY, and the Coast Guard were on scene- A helicopter was seen lowering a diver into the water near Beach 97th Street.
One heli making low and slow circles over shoreline. Other is hovering above boardwalk. pic.twitter.com/63KchOs6Cv— Michael Rodio (@Staterodio) August 6, 2017
The search has reportedly been called off.