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He Has Braved 'Forbidding Waters.' The Hudson Is Next

The 'NYT' previews Lewis Pugh's 315-mile attempt

(Newser) - He has braved "some of the most forbidding waters on the planet," as the Guardian puts it, and British endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh plans to next brave New York's 315-mile Hudson River. In a preview of his monthlong swim, the New York Times reports Pugh—who has...

2nd Missing NYC Boy Found in Hudson River

Both boys, ages 11 and 13, were found in the waters off Manhattan

(Newser) - Two young friends went missing in New York City earlier this month, and the bodies of both have now been recovered from rivers off Manhattan. Police found the body of 11-year-old Alfa Barrie of the Bronx Saturday in the Hudson, reports FOX 5 . On Thursday morning, they found the body...

Feds Clear Path for New Northeast Tunnel

It will replace the existing Hudson River tunnel connecting NY and NJ

(Newser) - A planned $11 billion rail tunnel key to train travel up and down the northeastern US received a boost Friday with long sought federal environmental approval. The decision by the Department of Transportation means the project to build a new Hudson River tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey can...

City's New Oasis Puts Art in the Park

Little Island appears to rise from the Hudson

(Newser) - New York City bills its new park as an oasis, and there are many reasons for that. The spot is a redeveloped Pier 54 in the Hudson River, and 132 concrete "tulips" provide the foundation, making it appear as if the park rises from the river, WABC reports. Pedestrians...

Coroner: Saudi Sisters Bound Themselves Together

Deaths ruled suicide by drowning

(Newser) - A tragedy, but no longer a mystery: Two Saudi Arabian sisters found dead on the banks of the Hudson River bound themselves together before descending to their deaths, New York City's chief medical examiner says. Barbara Sampson announced late Tuesday that her office had determined the deaths of Tala...

Cops: Sisters Pulled From Hudson River Went In Alive

Rotana Farea was in NYC to study, Tala followed: relative

(Newser) - Two Saudi Arabian sisters whose bodies were found duct-taped together on the banks of the Hudson River are believed to have entered the water alive. New York City police made the pronouncement Wednesday but have yet to establish how the pair died, per the AP . Investigators say there were no...

Mystery of Sisters Found Taped Together Deepens

They were Saudi nationals who had claimed asylum

(Newser) - Investigators are still looking for answers in the case of Rotana and Tala Farea, the sisters whose bodies were found duct-taped together on the banks of the Hudson River last week. Police have disclosed that the sisters, who lived in Fairfax, Virginia, were from Saudi Arabia and had recently requested...

Missing Teen, Sister Were Ones Duct-Taped Along Hudson

Their bodies washed up Wednesday

(Newser) - The bodies of two young women who had been bound together with duct tape were found washed up on the banks of the Hudson River Wednesday, and police have now identified them as two sisters who were missing from Virginia. The New York Daily News reports Tala Farea, 16, and...

Bodies of 2 Women Bound Together Wash Up in Hudson

Women were duct-taped facing each other

(Newser) - It's not unusual for bodies to wash up in the Hudson River, but what police in New York found Wednesday was exceptionally disturbing: The bodies of two young women who had been bound together with duct tape. A passer-by alerted police to the bodies, which were found on the...

Navy SEAL Plunges to His Death During Demonstration

SEAL's parachute failed to open

(Newser) - In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, a Navy SEAL fell to his death Sunday after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River. The accident occurred a few minutes after noon near Liberty State Park, a large New Jersey park across from...

Autopsy Suggests Dead Kayaker Was Murdered

Did medical examiner go too far in her findings?

(Newser) - A New York medical examiner says the April death of a kayaker in the Hudson River was "homicide" caused by the victim's "kayak drain plug [being] intentionally removed by other," the New York Times reports. But experts say the medical examiner may have gone too far—...

Annie Lennox's Daughter Loses Boyfriend in Hudson

Body pulled from river is likely that of Ian Jones, 32

(Newser) - Authorities believe they've found the body of a man who was dating Tali Lennox, daughter of Annie Lennox, after he went missing in the Hudson River on Saturday. Ian Jones, 32, and Lennox, 22, were kayaking near Staatsburg, NY, when their tandem boat capsized. "They were able to...

Cops: Suspect Pulled Paddle From Drowning Fiance

Murder indictment against Angelika Graswald is released

(Newser) - Prosecutors who accuse a woman of killing her fiance on the Hudson River say she didn't just tamper with his kayak—she moved his paddle away from him in the frigid waters after he capsized. Authorities today released the murder indictment against Angelika Graswald, days after the body of...

Cops Find Body Believed to Be Missing Kayaker
 Body IDed as Missing Kayaker 

Body IDed as Missing Kayaker

Vincent Viafore went missing on Hudson River in April

(Newser) - The body of kayaker who went missing April 19 on the Hudson River, and whose fiancee stands charged with his murder , has been found. Forensic scientist Michael Archer tells NBC 4 the body found Saturday near the Cornwall Yacht Club has been "positively identified" as 46-year-old Vincent Viafore. Archer...

DA: Kayaker Watched Fiance Drown, 'Felt Good'

'Confession' was coerced, Graswald's lawyer says

(Newser) - In what Angelika Graswald's lawyer considers a suspiciously frank confession, prosecutors testified yesterday that she told investigators she tampered with her fiance's kayak and it "felt good knowing he was going to die." Assistant District Attorney Julie Mohl told a bail hearing that Graswald felt trapped...

Missing Guy's Fiancee: Cops Say I Sabotaged Kayak

Angelika Graswald is pushing to be released on bail

(Newser) - A judge in New York's Orange County will hear arguments today on whether 35-year-old murder suspect Angelika Graswald deserves bail, reports the Poughkeepsie Journal . She's accused of killing fiance Vincent Viafore, 46, while the two were kayaking on the Hudson River last month, though his body still hasn'...

Fiancee Charged With Murder of Missing Kayaker

Her tale of tragedy didn't add up, cops say

(Newser) - A murder mystery on the Hudson: Police in Orange County, NY, have charged a woman with the murder of the fiance she says vanished beneath the surface of the river when both their kayaks capsized April 19. A state police commander says Angelika Graswald, 35, initially seemed like a grieving...

Man Dies Rescuing Autistic Boy From River

Boyce 'Scoop' Coleman remembered for generosity, big heart

(Newser) - Boyce "Scoop" Coleman's friends and family aren't surprised he was the first to jump into the Hudson River after a 6-year-old autistic boy fell in the water at a barbecue Sunday, the New York Post reports. Coleman, 40, is credited with helping to save the child—witnesses...

2nd Body Recovered in Hudson Boat Accident: Cops

Believed to be 'best man' Mark Lennon

(Newser) - Searchers have pulled a second body from the Hudson River, which police believe to be that of Mark Lennon, 30, who has been missing since he was thrown from a boat after it crashed on Friday , ABC News reports. The first body found in the water yesterday is believed to...

Driver Arrested Over Bride-to-Be Boat Crash Death

Cops believe he was driving drunk

(Newser) - The operator of the boat that crashed on the Hudson River in New York last night, killing a bride-to-be and injuring her fiance and other friends in the wedding party, has been arrested. Cops believe Jojo K. John, 35, was drunk while driving the speedboat, and has been charged with...

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