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Six Rescued After Tugboat Capsizes Near Liberty Island

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Two crew members were pulled from New York Harbor Friday after their tugboat capsized near Liberty Island.

National Parks Service officials say the "Catherine G" was preparing to transport a construction crane off the island around 9:45 a.m.

The two crew members were tossed into the water, as well as the 60-foot crane.

The other four people on board were able to scramble to the top of the boat.

A New York Waterways sightseeing boat and Park Police rescued everybody.

Two people were taken to a hospital in New Jersey with minor injuries.

A boom was deployed in the water to help contain any possible fuel leaks.

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