3 rescued from capsized boat near Liberty Island

WCBS

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Authorities say three crew members have been rescued after a tugboat overturned near New York City's Liberty Island.

The New York Police Department says the workers were trying to lift something with a crane when the vessel capsized in the Hudson River, which occurred around 9:45 a.m.

The boat's name is the Katherine G. It was on its side, on the northeast side of Liberty Island. It also was visible from the Battery Park area in Lower Manhattan.

Ferry captain Mohamed Gouda and his crew were in charge of the rescue efforts, according to CBS New York. Gouda had previously worked on rescuing the people involved in the "Miracle on the Hudson" incident.

"We used our classic procedures today," Gouda said to WCBS. "I lowered the cradles as the passengers climbed up. The same procedure we used during Flight 1549."

Coast Guard spokesman Charles Rowe says the people were taken for medical treatment after the accident on Friday. There were no serious injuries, according to WCBS.

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