At 1:40 p.m., Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders were notified via Channel 16 of a vessel taking on water and capsizing near College Point with 19 people aboard.
The dragon boat, a human-powered vessel from the Azumi Rowing Club, was made out of wood and had completely submerged by the time rescue crews arrived on scene.
Rescue crews included personnel from:
- Coast Guard Station King’s Point
- Fire Department of New York
- New York Police Department
The mariners, all wearing lifejackets, were rescued from the water at 1:45 p.m. and transported to the College Point Yacht Club where met by awaiting EMS crews.
No injuries were reported at this time.