NEW: Police: 1 dead, 2 missing after tugboat sinks near New York

Mar 12, 2016 11:17 AM

New York State Police say one person is dead after a tugboat sank on the Hudson River north of New York City early Saturday morning.

Trooper Dermont Summers of the New York State Police says searchers are looking for two more people who were aboard.

The 90-foot tugboat named Specialist went down after authorities say it hit something around 5:20 a.m. The crash happened where the new Tappan Zee Bridge is being built.

State police say it hit the base of a construction cane, while the U.S. Coast Guard says the boat struck a barge.

WABC-TV in New York reports two people on the tugboat have been pulled from the water. The station reports one person died on the way to the hospital and the other survived.


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