(NEW YORK) -- Eleven kayakers were hit by a ferry in the Hudson River Tuesday evening, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The ferry departed from Pier 79 in New York City and hit the kayakers at just before 6 p.m. Officers from the NYPD Special Operations Division pulled several people from the water, the NYPD confirmed.
Five kayakers were taken to area hospitals, according to the Coast Guard. Two people were in critical condition.
We believe as many as ten kayakers may have been hit by a departing ferry from Pier 79. Additional updates to follow from the scene.— J. Peter Donald (@JPeterDonald) August 30, 2016
All 451 people on board the ferry were accounted for, according to an NYPD dispatch call. One of the injured had a "severe laceration" to his left arm, while another suffered an injury to his head, according to the call.
The cause of the collision is currently under investigation.
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