Woman falls through Hudson ice, dies


A woman, who apparently walked out on the ice covering the Hudson River off Poughkeepsie, fell through and died late Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

Shortly after 4 p.m. the Poughkeepsie Fire Department was dispatched to the vicinity of the Ice House Restaurant near Waryas Park for the report of a woman in the icy waters. The fire department responded with Engine 1 and, using a civilian drone, they were able to locate the victim. Tug boat Kimberley Poiling was also in the area.

Due to icy conditions, the US Coast Guard dispatched two vessels and a helicopter to the scene responded along with the USCG Wire, a 65-foot tug from Saugerties.


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