NEW YORK – Someone left several large guns submerged in a bay in Jamaica Bay.
The NYPD is working to unravel the mystery after a concerned New Yorker informs police of the submerged cache.
The department said divers from the NYPD Special Operations Detectives Emergency Response Unit entered the water near 38th Street Beach there Norton Drive and recovered the weapons around 10:15 a.m.
Three assault rifles were removed from the bay and a further search led divers to 14 more guns. No arrests have been made and no details are available on who alerted the police or who may have discarded the guns.
The NYPD shared photos of the recovered firearms, which did not appear to have sustained significant damage.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call authorities at 1-888-57-PISTA.
Jamaica Bay is an 18,000-acre estuary wetland surrounded by the Rockaway Peninsula to the south, Brooklyn to the west, and Queens to the east. Roughly the size of Manhattan, the bay consists of numerous islands, a maze of waterways, grasslands, and two freshwater ponds.
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