Hudson River Ferry Runs Into Kayaking Group, Five Injured

An NY Waterway ferry hit a group of kayakers in the Hudson River Tuesday, cutting one man’s arm to the bone and sending four other paddlers to the hospital, officials said. The vessel, named the Jersey City, was pulling out of the pier and about to turn south on its way to Wall St. when it ran into 10 kayakers, in nine boats, at Pier 79 at about 5:45 p.m., officials said.The kayakers — part of a group led by the Manhattan Kayak Co. — had left from Pier 84, and were headed south as well, said NYPD Inspector David Driscoll, who commands the Harbor Unit. A male employee of the kayak company had his arm severely cut, Driscoll said.

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