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Coast Guard: 2 hurt when boats collide off the Bronx

August 17, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says two people have been injured in a boat collision in New York waters in Long Island Sound.

The Coast Guard’s New York sector says Friday that it received a report of two vessels colliding near Hart Island, next to City Island in the Bronx.

Officials say a 40-foot vessel had collided with an 18-foot boat around 11:15 p.m. Thursday. When a rescue crew from the Coast Guard station at Kings Point arrived on the scene they found two people suffering from injuries.

The injured were brought aboard the Coast Guard rescue boat and taken to shore, where an emergency medical services crew treated them.

The damaged boats were towed to shore by a commercial salvage vessel.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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