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Boat flips over in Flushing Bay: FDNY

19 people in a Chinese row boat were rescued with no injuries, officials said.
An FDNY ambulance.Alvaro Millan/Flickr

Emergency officers rushed to Flushing Bay early Sunday afternoon after 911 calls came in of a boat capsizing near the College Point Marina.

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The Fire Department told Metro emergency personnel were still at the scene after the call came in at around 1:40 p.m.

An FDNY spokesman said 19 people were rescued after their row boat flipped over.

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The New York Daily News reported that the rowers were in a traditional Chinesedragon boat and members of a competitive team.

Officials confirmed no one was injured.

 
 
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