Coast Guard, local agencies are searching for 2 people in the water near Tappan Zee Bridge

45NEW YORK — Coast Guard and local partner agency crews are searching for two people in the water after a tugboat struck a barge and sank near the Tappan Zee Bridge Saturday morning.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received notification at 5:20 a.m., Saturday of the 90-foot , striking a barge and sinking with three people aboard near the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Coast Guard Station New York launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew to search for the three people in the water.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. one person was recovered by a first responder in the area and transported ashore to awaiting EMS crews.

As Coast Guard and local agencies continue their search, mariners in the area are asked to keep a sharp lookout and report any sightings to the Coast Guard Sector New York command center at 718-354-4353 or on the radio at VHF Marine Channel 16.

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