Hudson River boat capsizes, at least two people – including child – dead, police say

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Hudson River boat capsizes, at least two people – including child – dead, police say

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Two people have died after a boat carrying at least a dozen passengers capsized in the Hudson River Tuesday afternoon and prompted a multi-agency response. 

The boat capsized off West 46th Street and Pier 84 in Midtown Manhattan sometime after 2:45 p.m. 

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    An aerial view of the rescue.  (WNYW)

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    A helicopter views the rescue effort.  (Fox News)

  • Hudson River boating accident

    Onlookers watch the rescue effort.  (Fox News)

  • Hudson River boating accident

    The disaster prompted multiple agencies to resond.  (Fox News)

  • Hudson River boating accident

    Officials arrive on scene. (Fox News)

Two people were rescued by police and fire department units, while other agencies rescued the remaining passengers. 

A 7-year-old boy was taken to Bellevue Hospital and a woman in her 20s was taken to Roosevelt Hospital, police said. Police said both were later pronounced dead. 

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Another person was said to have serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The others suffered minor injuries.

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This is a developing story check back for updates. 

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