2 in critical condition after small boat overturns in Hudson River off New York City


Two people are in critical condition after a small boat overturned in the Hudson River off the New York City shoreline Tuesday afternoon, city fire officials said.

One of the patients is a child, NBC New York reported.

Ten others who were on the boat had been pulled from the water before police and fire first responders, including divers, arrived shortly after 2:45 p.m., officials said.

First responders help people who were rescued from a boat on the Hudson River on July 12, 2022.NBC NY

One of those boaters had serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and the others had minor injuries and were being checked out at the scene, fire officials said.

They appeared to have been pulled from the water by the crews of NY Waterway ferries.

“We are so proud of the NY Waterway captains and crews that leapt into action today to rescue boaters following the maritime accident in the Hudson,” NY Waterways tweeted. “Their training and professionalism saved lives, as they have countless times before.”

The small, single-hull vessel, which appeared to measure roughly 18 feet, overturned near Manhattan’s 46th Street.

It’s not clear what the boat was doing on the crowded waterway often used and traversed by those ferries.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.