Two people were killed and at least 10 others suffered injuries after a private boat capsized in the Hudson River, officials said. Two others are in critical condition, according to the New York City Fire Department.
The two people killed were not immediately identified but were described as a female and a 7-year-old male.
The incident took place around 2:46 p.m., when the FDNY and New York City Police Department responded to a call of people drowning. Two people were taken out of the water by FDNY and NYPD personnel. One person was taken to Roosevelt Hospital in critical condition and another was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital in critical condition, FDNY said.
The U.S. Coast Guard said that one person was taken to the hospital for “possible cardiac arrest.”
Nine others suffered minor injuries, according to FDNY.
New York Waterways, a private company that operates ferries between New York City and New Jersey, assisted in the rescue, according to a statement from the company.
“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,” the company said.
A Coast Guard official toldthat it was not immediately clear what caused the boat to capsize, but said there was a small craft advisory, meaning waves were elevated, at the time of the incident. The U.S. Coast Guard also responded to the incident.
The boat launched from Weehawken, New Jersey, directly across the river from midtown Manhattan, CBS New York reports.
This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.