July 27 (Reuters) – Two people were missing on Saturday after a boat with a wedding party aboard struck a barge on the Hudson River near New York City, and four others were taken to a hospital with injuries, local authorities and CNN said.
The sheriff’s office of Rockland County, New York said the boat hit a construction barge on Friday night below the Tappan Zee bridge, a major transportation link across the Hudson River.
The people taken to a hospital had head injuries and one of them was unconscious when rescued from the badly-damaged boat, said Robert Vancura, of the Rockland County Sheriff’s office.
The two missing were a bride-to-be whose wedding was scheduled to be in two weeks, and the best man, CNN reported, quoting a family member.
Police said they suspended the search for the missing overnight but resumed this morning.
The Journal News newspaper said the vessel was a 21-foot (6.4-metre) power boat.
(Reporting by Greg McCune; Editing by Vicki Allen)