Rescue workers responded to a 911 call they received at about 7 p.m. Thursday evening regarding a person tangled in a fishing net who was in distress by Leeds Pond in Manhasset.
Although first responders thoroughly canvassed the entire area, they found nothing, a Nassau County Police spokesman said.
Eyewitnesses reported seeing heavy police activity and other emergency vehicles on North Plandome in front of the Science Museum as officers on foot appeared to be searching the bay and Leeds pond for something. Also spotted were a helicopter and police boats, who joined the search.
M-LFD Companies 1, 2, 3, 5 and Ambulance Unit were dispatched to Leeds Pond for a possible water rescue. Crews from M-LFD along with NCPD's Marine and Aviation Bureau responded.
“They kept looking in the water,” said another onlooker. “There were at least five fire trucks, two ambulances and an assortment of rescue vehicles, right across from science museum."