A woman and a 7-year-old child died when a boat capsized on the Hudson River on Tuesday, sending all 12 people aboard into the water, New York City officials said.
Nearby ferries went to the scene to help police and rescue teams pull people out of the water.
Three people were seriously injured, including the captain. The victims were trapped under the boat when it capsized in the afternoon near Manhattan, authorities said, which is opposite the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier, a popular tourist destination.
“An investigation is underway,” Inspector Anthony Russo, commanding officer of the New York Police Department’s Port Unit, said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
The boat was chartered by a group of family and friends, authorities said.
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