New Jersey

5 Hurt When Boat Crashes Into Rocks Near Outerbridge Crossing: NJ State Police

Seven people were hurt in a boat accident on the waters near the Outerbridge Crossing in New Jersey Sunday evening, authorities say. 

The Coast Guard says it got a call at about 6 p.m. of a boat hitting some rocks near the Outerbridge Crossing, which connects Perth Amboy, New Jersey to Staten Island.

Eight people were on board the boat when witnesses say it hit some rocks during low tide. The people on the boat waved their shirts for help.

One victim was airlifted by medical helicopter to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, and seven others were taken to local hospitals by ambulance, according to state police. 

Five people were reported injured in the crash, two of them critically. 

New Jersey State Police, Perth Amboy police and FDNY were all involved in the response, the Coast Guard says. New Jersey State Police are leading the investigation.

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