Two dead, several injured after boating accident on the Hudson River

Boy, 7, and woman, 20, are dead after chatered private boat carrying 12 people capsizes on the Hudson River in New York City

  • Two people have been critically injured after a boat carrying 12 capsized on the Hudson River in NYC Tuesday
  • The accident happened around 3pm, near Pier 84, with NY Waterways and scuba teams called out 
  • A boy, 7, and a woman, 20, were pulled from the water in critical condition and later died in hospital
  • Another person suffered a serious but non-life threatening injury
  • The nine other passengers on board were seen being treated for minor injuries by paramedics on the dock

A seven-year-old boy and a woman, 20, have died after chartered private boat carrying a dozen people capsized on the Hudson River in New York City on Tuesday. 

Emergency services, along with harbor, aviation and scuba units were deployed to save the 12 people reportedly aboard a private, recreational vessel, ABC 7 reported. 

The New York Police Department and NY Waterways said the incident happened around 3pm, near Pier 84, when the boat completely tipped over into the river. 

A spokesperson for NY Waterways said two of its ferries assisted in rescuing nine of the people who were aboard the capsized ship. 

Police said two people were pulled from the water in critical condition, the boy who was taken to Bellevue Hospital, and the woman who was taken to Roosevelt Hospital. Both later died, police told 1010 WINS.

A third person had suffered a serious, but non-life threatening injury, while nine others suffered only minor injuries.  

A private recreational boat capsized along the Hudson River on Tuesday, throwing 12 people overboard as emergency responders rushed to the scene

Officials and nearby ferries rushed to the scene after the boat tipped over

Officials said 12 people were rescued from the waters, with two critically injured

Pictured: Several of the people who were pulled out of the Hudson River on Tuesday

A woman, 20, was among the two critically injured who were rushed to a nearby hospital

Officials said the ship completely capsized with 12 people on board at around 3pm 

In a statement, NY Waterways wrote that it ‘responded to an emergency when a private boat overturned in the Hudson River, just north of the Pier 79 Midtown ferry terminal. 

‘Two NY Waterway ferries, the Garden State and the John Stevens, arrived on the scene and their crews rescued 9 passengers from the private boat.’

Officials added that while some ferry routes had been affected by the rescue, all routes have resumed regular service. 

Iaidy Garcia, 28, said he was on the New Jersey side of the Hudson when he heard people yelling for help from the capsizing boat. 

‘I saw people screaming in the water, and then I just called 911 to just make sure they were okay,’ Garcia told the New York Post. 

New York City Mayor Eric Adams arrived shortly at the scene, his office said, as he was near the area promoting the city’s recent renovation of the Hudson Street streetscape.  

Some of the 12 people abord the private boat are led to waiting ambulances to be treated

A group of people who were abord the capsized boat huddle together before being treated

Some of the victims, covered in white sheets, are led to ambulances

A paramedic treats one of the injured passengers

Paramedics tend to some of the injured people 

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