Roosevelt Islander Online: Sailboat Hits The Roosevelt Island Bridge This Morning, Mast Fails To Clear Under The Bridge And Boat Turns Over In East River

It’s not officially summer until a sailboat crashes into the Roosevelt Island
Bridge as happened this morning at about 7:30 AM.

According to a Roosevelt Island onlooker:

Boat hits 36th Avenue bridge. NYC Ferry pausing there – lots of rescue boats.
NYC Ferry guy says the mast was about 5 feet taller than the bottom of the
Bridge but thinks everyone is OK.

Witnesses share these photos of the capsized boat and water rescue.

Image From Linda Doyle

Linda Doyle adds:Β 

They uprighted the boatΒ 

Image From Linda Doyle

and everyone applauded the efforts. I believe the boat was towed away by a Tow
Boat Company.

I asked the FDNY and NYPD for more info. None available yet. Will update when
more info becomes available.


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