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Good Samaritans, Coast Guard rescue boaters in NYC

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Posted at 1:43 PM, Aug 23, 2022

Seven people were rescued from a burning yacht in the Hudson River on Sunday with no injuries reported, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.

The Coast Guard said the 48-foot yacht sank in the Hudson near New York City’s 79th Street.

The Coast Guard said fire and police rescue crews also assisted.

A safety zone was installed near where the yacht sank. The Coast Guard said the boat’s owners contracted commercial salvage.