Police: 1 dead, 2 missing after tugboat sinks near New York

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Police say one crew member is dead and two are missing after a tugboat crashed into a barge on the Hudson River north of New York City. (WPVI)

Police say one crew member is dead and two are missing after a tugboat crashed into a barge on the Hudson River north of New York City.

Police say the 90-foot tugboat named Specialist hit a barge at around 5:20 a.m. Saturday near where the new Tappan Zee Bridge is being built.

Westchester County Police spokesman Kieran O'Leary says the tugboat hit a barge that is part of the bridge construction project.

O'Leary says the tugboat was pushing a separate barge down the Hudson when it crashed.

He says the water is about 35 to 40 feet deep where the crash occurred.

The victim's name has not been released.

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