Tugboat involved in fatal crash raised from Hudson River


NEW YORK >> A tugboat that crashed and sank in the Hudson River north of New York City, killing three crew members, has been raised with a massive crane.

The 90-foot tugboat named Specialist was suspended at the water's surface Thursday morning.

Divers also hoped to recover the body of crew member 56-year-old Harry Hernandez, who was trapped inside when the tug sank.

The bodies of two other crew members were recovered in the days following the March 12 crash.

The Journal News reports the Coast Guard said the tug will be taken to "a discrete location" for further investigation.

The tugboat was one of three pulling a barge from Albany to New Jersey when it hit a construction barge near where workers are building the new Tappan (TAP'-uhn) Zee Bridge, which connects two New York counties.


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