A New York Waterways ferry struck a group of kayakers on the Hudson River Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Five of the 11 kayakers were transported to Bellevue Hospital and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital for additional medical attention, and two were listed in critical condition.
Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector New York received a call from the master aboard the ferry Jersey City at approximately 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, reporting a collision between the ferry and the group of kayakers near Pier 79 in Manhattan.
A Coast Guard Station New York smallboat crew was launched and arrived on scene to assist New York Police Department
, New York Fire
Department and Jersey City Fire Department officials with rescuing the 11 kayakers from the water.
The kayakers were then transported to awaiting EMS crews for medical attention.