Yacht sinks after catching on fire in Hudson River

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Sunday, August 21, 2022
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A yacht caught on fire on Saturday afternoon on the Hudson River.

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A yacht caught on fire on Saturday afternoon on the Hudson River.

The FDNY says marine and land units responded to the river off West 72nd Street shortly before 3:30 p.m.

The Coast Guard says the 48-foot yacht sunk, and they are now monitoring the water for pollution.

Officials say the seven people who were on the yacht were rescued by a Good Samaritan before firefighters arrived.

No one was injured.

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