2 dead, including young boy, after boat capsizes in Hudson River

Two people, including a child, died Tuesday after a private boat capsized in the Hudson River, officials said.

A group of 12 people made up of family and friends were on the boat when it overturned near Pier 84 at around 2:45 p.m.,

killing a 7-year-old boy and a 50-year-old woman, who became trapped underneath it, officials said.

FDNY officials said several others suffered minor injuries and two are currently hospitalized and listed in critical condition.

A NY Waterway ferry crew was first to arrive on the scene.

Crew members pulled several people onto their boat before NYPD and FDNY scuba crews arrived to pull out the remaining victims.

“This is a tragic day for New Yorkers,” acting FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh said at a news conference late Tuesday afternoon.

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