Three Men Rescued After Their Boat Overturns Off Battery Park City

The three men rescued off the Battery Park City ferry terminal use their overturned boat to step from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers vessel onto Pier 25 in Tribeca. Photo: Carl Glassman/Tribeca Trib

Mar. 27, 2018

“One guy got his feet wet, the rest of them were dry,” said one of the crew members of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers boat that rescued three men whose small boat capsized Tuesday afternoon near the Battery Park City ferry terminal. The crew, he said, spotted the men standing on the hull of their boat.

It took less than five minutes for the Army Corps boat to reach them, said Dan, one of the rescued men, who declined to give his last name. “We just took a couple of waves and got swamped,” he said.  Another member of the trio said they had been working for the city but declined to give more information.

Rescuers, still uncertain about the condition of the men, ran to the floating dock of Pier 25 to await the arrival of the Army Corps boat. But once it docked, the three men, wearing life jackets, easily stepped onto the hull of their overturned boat, attached to the Army Corps vessel, and onto the pier.