One Killed, 2 Others Presumed Dead in NY Tugboat Crash
NEW YORK (AP) — A search for two missing crew members of a tugboat that crashed into a barge and sank in the Hudson River has stretched into another day. Emergency responders are expected to resume their efforts Sunday morning.
The two men, who haven't been identified, were presumed dead after the 90-foot tugboat named Specialist hit a barge around 5:20 a.m. Saturday and sank, killing a fellow crew member and spilling about 5,000 gallons of fuel into the water north of New York City.
Authorities say the tugboat hit a stationary barge that was part of the new Tappan Zee Bridge construction project. The crewman who died was identified as 62-year-old Paul Amon, of Bayville, New Jersey.
(Story by: Frank Eltman, The Associated Press)