Divers continue search for body of third tugboat crew member

By Shawn Price  |  March 14, 2016 at 9:25 PM
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NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- One crew member remains missing from the tugboat that crashed and sank in the Hudson River, near Tarrytown, N.Y. on Saturday.

Police said they will continue to search for the body of Harry Hernandez, 56, whose remains are believed to be in the section of the boat that police divers were not able to reach over the weekend. But as the search continues, crews are focusing on raising the tugboat from about 40 feet of water.

All three crew members died when the tugboat, named The Specialist, crashed into a fixed construction barge Saturday morning. The tugboat had already sank by the time first responders arrived minutes later.

The body of captain Paul Amon, 52, was pulled from the water not long after the boat sank. The body of crew member Timothy Conklin, 29, was pulled from inside the boat Sunday.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced Monday Amon and Conklin's cause of death was drowning, autopsies found.

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