2 people pulled from Hudson River after boat capsizes with 12 people on board

NEW YORK (WABC) – Two people were pulled from the waters of the Hudson River by first responders after a boat with a dozen people on board capsized on Tuesday.

According to the FDNY, marine and ground units responded to the Hudson River off West 46th Street and Pier 84 in Midtown Manhattan just after 2:45 p.m.

The FDNY said two people were pulled from the water by police and firefighters, but a total of 12 people were picked up.

Police said a 7-year-old boy was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition while a woman in her 20s was taken to Roosevelt Hospital, also in critical condition.

Another person suffered a serious, but not life-threatening injury.

Nine others were lightly injured and refused medical assistance.

“We went on the ferry, and we saw a boat capsize, everyone on the boat and they were screaming – then the ferry stopped, and they threw the life jacket away, then we pulled them up one by one,” Marsow said.

He said eight people were brought onto the ferry he was on, another person was brought onto another ferry and police rescued another.

Additionally, Marsow said he saw two other people being rescued from the water.

“Afterwards they pulled two more people out of the water, I think it was an elderly woman – I don’t know if she survived,” he said. “And then there was a baby, I hope he survived. I pray to God. They were resuscitating the baby, they just took him to an ambulance.”

In a statement, New York Waterway Ferry operator said two of its ferries had responded.

Its crews rescued nine people who were on board the boat.

This is breaking news. This story will be updated as new information becomes available.

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