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Search for missing New Hartford woman continues

After more than 48 hours, search teams continued their search along the Farmington River in Collinsville after a 33-year-old woman went missing Saturday.

Rachel Greene, of New Hartford, disappeared about 2 a.m. Saturday when a raft she was riding on hit rocks and capsized. An unidentified man who was also in the raft was able to swim to shore.

Two men in another raft also hit rocks, but were able to swam to shore.

On Sunday and Monday, EnCon and New Hartford police searched for Greene, who authorities believe went in the water near the River Run Condos. The Coast Guard helicopter as well as rescue dogs and an ATV were used in the search.

"We've had officers running the river today checking the stream banks, any water hazards were someone may have come up ashore," said EnCon police Sgt. Keith Schneider.

Police told Eyewitness News alcohol was involved in the incident.

Greene's family assisted in the search on Monday, according to investigators.

"We had some volunteers from the family also on the river in kayaks and they've been checking some of the areas as well," Schneider said.

On Sunday night and Monday morning, the Metropolitan District Commission released water from the dam up north to relieve some of the pressure from our current rains.

That is causing the Farmington River to swell and the water is moving even faster. Officials said to take precautions if you go out on the water.

State EnCon police scaled back the search about 4 p.m. They are expected to resume the search Tuesday. 

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call 860-424-3333.

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