Two People, Including a Child, Die After Rented Boat Capsizes in Hudson River

A woman and a child died and several others suffered injuries after a rented boat capsized in the Hudson River off midtown Manhattan on July 12.

Officials did not immediately identify the two people who died after succumbing to their injuries at local hospitals, describing them only as a 50-year-old woman and a seven-year-old boy.

The two were trapped under the 18-foot vessel when it capsized at Pier 86 at West 46th Street, officials said.

The incident took place at around 2:46 p.m. local time, according to officials.

Officials said at a press briefing that 13 people were removed from the water — 12 of whom were aboard the boat while one was the owner who had been following along on a jet ski.

New York Waterway, a private company that runs a ferry service between New York City and New Jersey, also responded to the incident and rescued nine passengers.

Of those rescued, 11 were injured, including the captain of the boat who was in critical condition, officials said.

Authorities are currently investigating the circumstances that led to the incident, including the weather and if the boat was overloaded with passengers.


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