Tugboat in fatal crash set to be raised from riverbed
Mar. 22, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say a tugboat that collided with a construction barge north of New York City earlier this month, leaving three crew members dead, will be raised from the riverbed this week.
The Coast Guard said Monday that a crane will raise the mangled 90-foot tugboat named Specialist from the Hudson River near where workers are building the new Tappan (TAP'-uhn) Zee Bridge on Thursday morning. The tugboat is sitting about 40 feet below the surface near the bridge.
The bodies of 63-year-old Paul Amon and 29-year-old Timothy Conklin were recovered in the days following the crash. Authorities called off the search for 56-year-old Harry Hernandez last week after divers couldn't get to his body.
Investigators are trying to figure out what led to the crash.