(Updates with identification of dead pilot)
A large police and fire department presence was visible at
the makeshift rescue headquarters at the 79th Street Boat Basin,
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where diners at a nearby restaurant looked on at the operations.
A dozen police and fire rescue boats adorned with flashing
blue lights trawled the river into Friday night as authorities
continued the search.
(Reporting by Frank McGurty in New York and Alex Dobuzinskis in
Los Angeles; Additional reporting and writing by Curtis Skinner;
Editing by Sandra Maler, Shri Navaratnam and Richard Balmforth)