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23-year-old man dies, 22-year-old woman hospitalized after personal watercraft accident in Lower Manhattan

23-year-old dies after jet ski crash in Hudson River
23-year-old dies after jet ski crash in Hudson River 00:27

NEW YORK -- A 23-year-old man has died and a 22-year-old woman is hospitalized after a crash involving a personal watercraft in Lower Manhattan on Saturday evening.

It happened just before 7:30 p.m. near Battery Place and Vesey Street.

Officials say a Jet Skier collided with someone in the water. At that point, one person was rescued and transported to a nearby hospital in an unknown condition.

As CBS2's Thalia Perez reported, officials said both FDNY and NYPD divers were then deployed into the Hudson River to search for a second missing person.

After about three hours, a second person was rescued and taken to a local hospital.

Many of the details remain unclear, and police say the investigation is ongoing.

Officials said the woman was in stable condition. They did not say if the man was rescued first or second.


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