Authorities ID Boy From Israel Who Died After Boat Capsized On Hudson

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October 20, 2019 - 10:53 am
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HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of a child visiting from Israel who died after a boat overturned on the Hudson River north of New York City.

On Saturday, a day after the accident, Chief William Barbera of the Rockland County Sheriff's Office said 8-year-old Yosef Goldman was celebrating a Jewish holiday with six other children and a man driving the motorboat.

On Friday afternoon, the boat flipped in choppy waters off Haverstraw, about 30 miles north of New York City. Four boys and two girls, all under 12, managed to cling on to the floating vessel with the man, but Yosef was missing. Divers found him below the overturned boat. He was declared dead at a hospital.

The group from Monsey, New York, was celebrating the Sukkot holiday.