Third crewman found inside sunken N.Y. tugboat

(TARRYTOWN, N.Y.) — The third crewman on the tugboat that sank Saturday after hitting a Tappan Zee Bridge construction barge has been found inside the vessel, WABC reported. The body of Harry Hernandez of Staten Island, N.Y., is reportedly in a section of the tug Specialist that divers have not been able to access. On Sunday, divers recovered the body of Timothy Conklin of Westbury, N.Y. The body of Paul Amon of Bayville, N.J., was retrieved Saturday. Amon was captain of the 90-foot tugboat, which was escorting a crane barge down the Hudson River when the impact occurred. Sources told WABC that a worker on the construction barge yelled to Amon to abandon ship but he refused, saying his crew was trapped below.

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By Professional Mariner Staff