A man died and a woman was hospitalized after a jet ski crash off Manhattan on Saturday night, officials and sources say.
A 23-year-old man and a 22-year-old female passenger, both from Manhattan, had been on a jet ski ride from Hoboken, NJ, when they both went down around 7:20 p.m. off Battery Place and West St, according to FDNY and law enforcement sources.
The jet ski flipped over as the man was speeding down the Hudson River near Battery Park, sources said.
The woman was able to swim safely to the financial ferry terminal where she climbed a ladder, sources said. She was rushed to a downtown New York hospital, where she is recovering.
Responders were unable to retrieve the man, who ran under the ferry terminal, sources said.
FDNY and NYPD dive teams later found him about 150 yards south of the terminal, law enforcement sources said. He was pronounced dead at the scene around 10:30 p.m.
New York Post