Two Newark men were found dead in the Hudson River off a pier in New Jersey Sunday morning, authorities said.
Police received reports of two men in the water near Sinatra Park in Hoboken at around 5:30 a.m. The bodies of the two men were recovered by the NYPD Scuba Unit about 90 minutes later, police said.
Officials have identified them as 20-year-old Elias Serrano and 24-year-old Edwin Cruz.
Investigators said Serrano and Cruz were with a group of friends on a pier near Eighth Street before they went in the water.
No foul play is suspected but it remains unclear exactly why or how the men ended up in the river.
On Sunday afternoon, police were still interviewing the group of friends. Autopsies for Serrano and Cruz were expected to be completed Monday.
Tearful family members remembered Serrano Sunday night.
“Any dark room he lit it up, he was vibrant, strong,” said Jose Rivera, one of his cousins.