Authorities Name Boy From Israel Who Died in NY Boat Mishap - NBC New York

Authorities Name Boy From Israel Who Died in NY Boat Mishap

The boat flipped in choppy waters off Haverstraw, about 30 miles north of New York City

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    Child Killed When Boat Overturns in Rockland County

    Eight people, a father and seven children, were on a boat off Haverstraw Bay Park when the vessel capsized, and an 8-year-old boy drowned. NBC New York’s Marc Santia reports.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 18, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Authorities have released the name of a child who died after a boat overturned on the Hudson River north of New York City

    • Yosef Goldman, 8, was celebrating a Jewish holiday with six other children and a man driving the motorboat

    • The boat flipped in choppy waters off Haverstraw, about 30 miles north of New York City

    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.

    Child Dies After Boat Overturns in Rockland County

    [NY] Child Dies After Boat Overturns in Rockland County

    The 8-year-old boy was on the boat with family members when it began taking on water. It was not known was caused that, or why the boat overturned. NBC New York's Marc Santia reports.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 18, 2019)

    The boy is descended from some of the most prominent figures in the history of Hasidic Judaism.

    His great-grandfather is the worldwide spiritual leader of the Skverer Hasidim, a particularly traditional branch of the faith centered in New Square in Rockland County.

    The family traces their lineage directly to the rabbi known as the Baal Shem Tov, who founded Hasidic Judaism in the 17th Century.

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