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

The accident happened near Pier 84 in Midtown Manhattan

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Two people died and at least 10 others suffered injuries after a boat capsized in the Hudson River Tuesday afternoon and prompted a multi-agency response. 

The boat capsized in the Hudson River near Pier 84 in Midtown Manhattan just after 2:45 p.m. The NYPD and FDNY responded to 911 calls of people drowning. 

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 50-year-old woman 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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The investigation is being handled by the Midtown North detective squad.