3 rescued after boat capsizes in East River

Posted at 10:52 AM, Jun 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-22 17:27:21-04

Three men were rescued from the East River Saturday morning after the boat they were riding in apparently capsized.

The men, ages 53, 55 and 60, were plucked from the waters off Lower Manhattan and brought ashore at the South Street Seaport by FDNY and NYPD boat crews shortly after 8 a.m.

The men were setting up buoys for the Liberty Challenge, according to the New York Post.

Two of the people were treated at Bellevue Hospital for head and leg injuries and are currently in stable condition.

One of the rescuers injured his neck while pulling the men from the water. He was treated at Lutheran Medial Center for his injuries.