Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Brooklyn: Boat Capsizes in Newtown Creek, Six People Rescued (Updated)

A boat was in distress and people were in the water just before 5 a.m. in Newtown Creek, which runs between Brooklyn and Queens.

According to NYPD dispatch, Rescue 2 water rescue unit was at the scene, a second rescue unit was being called in and divers were in the water.

More as it comes in.

UPDATE: At 5:12 a.m., rescue units reported they had fished three males and three females out of the water and were still looking for the seventh victim. The six rescued people had non-life-threatening injuries.

UPDATE: At 5:20 a.m. the six rescued victims told rescuers that the seventh victim was the driver of the boat, and he had made his way to shore and went to get help.

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