News

Naked Astorian in East River!

By Ilija Sekulovski

water1.jpg
A local Astorian, Claudio Colome, recently went for a dip…and got more than he bargained for.

The enthusiastic swimmer jumped in around Rainey Park on Thursday at about 4 am, but the strong current pulled him out. He was spotted hanging on to a buoy about 200 feet from Governor’s Island – by a crew member on a Staten Island Ferry Boat.

water

Supposedly he was just hanging out on the buoy, but was eagerly rescued. He says he wasn’t suicidal – maybe just a little bit hot? Before jumping in, Claudio was walking his pug. The dog has yet to be found, unfortunately.

It’s unclear why he was naked… but hey, to each his own. Sometimes swimming feels extra liberating. Who knows.

So, if you can’t deal with the summer heat, Astorians – jump in the pool… not the river. It’s much safer.

Share Article

Do you know the scoop? Send us a tip!

Featured in Entertainment

Shopping Small This Season: The Brass Owl

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Businesses around Astoria have their doors open for you to find gifts for all the loved ones on ...