03/30/2012 09:01 am ET Updated May 30, 2012

Construction Worker Falls Off Throgs Neck Bridge

Officials are searching the waters after a construction worker was believed to have fallen off the Throgs Neck Bridge.

The worker apperently fell at around 8 am after the platform he was working on gave way. He was changing his harness when he fell.

The NYPD and Coast Guard are combing the waters to find him.

UPDATE: Gothamist reports that the MTA is now considering the incident a "recovery mission," as both the NYPD and Coast Guard search for the worker's body, sending their condolences to the worker's family.