East River searched for missing swimmer, 21-year-old Steven Middleton

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Friends say Steven Middleton went missing after being swept away by a strong current. (Credit: News 12 Brooklyn)

Emergency crews are combing the East River for 21-year-old Steven Middleton.

Friends say they were swimming in the East River when Middleton, who was in the water first, apparently got caught in a current and swept away. The group says it was celebrating its graduation at the time of the incident.

It happened off the north Williamsburg shore, near North Third and River streets at around...

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