Body found in NY river where bride-to-be vanished

By: AP
By: AP

UPDATE: -- Authorities say a female body has been pulled from New York's Hudson River near where a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man went missing after a boat crash.

Officials stopped short Saturday of saying whether they had recovered the body of 30-year-old Lindsey Stewart, of Piermont. Stewart's mother says she plunged into the river after the accident late Friday.

The best man also went missing after the wreck.

Stewart was set to be married Aug. 10.

Officials say four people were hospitalized after a speedboat carrying six friends crashed into a construction barge in a nighttime accident near the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Earlier Version:

PIERMONT, N.Y. (AP) -- A bride-to-be and the best man in her wedding are missing after a speedboat crashed into a construction barge on the Hudson River near New York's Tappan Zee Bridge.

Carol Stewart tells WABC-TV that her 30-year-old daughter, Lindsey Stewart, is missing after Friday night's crash. She identified the other missing person as the best man in the wedding, which was scheduled for Aug. 10.

Authorities say four other people were hurt in the crash, some badly.

Rockland County Sheriff's Department Chief William Barbera said at a Saturday news conference that the accident happened shortly after the boat left Piermont for a short trip across the river to Tarrytown.

Rescuers searched for the missing boaters for several hours overnight before suspending the hunt. They resumed the search Saturday morning.


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