Four rescued from fishing boat on wavy Hudson

NEWBURGH- A 16-foot fishing boat took a wave over the front and sank in the middle of the Hudson River between Newburgh and Beacon late Sunday morning.

Assistant Newburgh City Fire Chief Ed Petricek said the vessel sank immediately dumping the four fishermen into the water. They were rescued within minutes by passing boaters.

Aside from being shaken up, the men were okay.

Petricek said the river was choppy on Sunday.

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