Video shows moment teens jump into Hudson River before disappearing
Haunting footage obtained by The Post Saturday shows the moment a 13-year-old boy jumps into the Hudson River to join his pal, both of whom have not been seen since.
The five-second clip from Friday begins as one of the teenagers, identified by family and friends as 13-year-old Isaiah Moronta, lands in the water and is seen struggling in the surf.
The other teen, Manny Flores, stands on the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge, and looks down at his friend, as a pal behind the camera laughs. The two have not been seen since. Items belonging to one were found Saturday, as police divers continued their desperate search.
“I had gotten a call from one of the parents telling me that my son jumped from the bridge, that’s all I heard. I hung up and called his phone, I have a tracker on him, and I saw that he was in the Hudson,” Isaiah’s mother, Yvelise Beltry, 35, said Saturday.
“When I called the phone his father picked up, crying. I came right over here. When I came here they told me he was trying to save another kid,” she continued.
“They took their clothes off and my son Isaiah went in first, he came out, and the other kid went in, but he was struggling, and my son went in to save him, and the current took them away,” she added.
Still, the distraught mom clung to hope.
“He’s somewhere, he’s somewhere…he’s with his friend,” she said.
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