Two people died when a boat capsized on the Hudson River near a dock in New York City
In what can only be described as a sad accident, a ship carrying too much cargo capsized in Manhattan’s Hudson River near Pier 86.
A seven-year-old child and a 50-year-old woman were found dead by rescue workers after being trapped under the capsized boat.
10 people were rescued after a boat capsized in Manhattan’s Hudson River, killing 2 people including a child.
Breaking News: Hudson River Accident in Manhattan; boat accident
The jet boat, called Stimulus Money, was 27 feet long and could accommodate 12 people. It took off from New Jersey and overturned near West 46th Street around 2:45 p.m., according to authorities.
Two people trapped under the capsized ship, Julian and Lindelia Vasquez, were rescued by NYPD and FDNY divers who dove into the ocean. Julian was rushed to the nearest hospital as soon as rescuers pulled her from the river.
These men are employed on a NY Waterway ship that operates between Weehawken, New Jersey, and Midtown Manhattan. When US Airways Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson River, they rescued people from the water. And now they managed to save 8 people from a sinking boat.
Authorities aren’t sure what caused the Hudson River disaster.
The cause of the boat’s capsize is uncertain, but police have launched an investigation, according to a press release from the New York City Police Department’s Port Unit.
According to Inspector Anthony Russo, they will examine the water quality, whether the boat was overloaded and whether the windy day’s weather had anything to do with it.
A boat capsized in the Hudson River, just north of the Pier 79 Midtown Ferry Terminal, and NYW responded to the accident around 3 a.m. Nine people were rescued by the crews of the Garden State and the John Stevens, two ferries that arrived at the scene.
“During the day this location sees a lot of business and leisure traffic. There are also numerous people using kayaks and jet skis. Operating near the Hudson River is always risky.”
According to a person who saw the incident,
“When they carried the boy into the ambulance and refused to let his mother ride, she was very distressed. She was in tears.
Another observer explained:
She asked to see her child, but the cops told her to “let her do her job,” to which she said, “That’s my child!”
Lindelia and Julian could not survive and died. A celebration of a family reunion on the Hudson River was being held on the boat with some relatives who had traveled from Colombia.
12 people were reportedly rescued from a boat in the Hudson River this afternoon.
2 were taken to hospitals in critical condition. 1 serious but not immediately fatal condition. 9 had minor wounds..
“Our deepest sympathy goes to a group of people who only use the water in our city. For them and those who were part of the families who were there, this is a heartbreaking time… While it can be dangerous, New York’s water is a pleasant thing.”
The criminal case is not up for debate because the incident was not illegal, according to the authorities. However, if it turns out that the boat was overloaded, the owner faces consequences.