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Nyack Fire Dept. Braves Hudson During Storm

Volunteer rescue officials checked in on sailboat Tuesday.

No boaters on the Hudson River were injured during Tuesday's high winds and turbulent storms, but volunteers with the Nyack Fire Department were still out on the choppy waters.

Emergency officials checked in on a sailboat off the village's coast at about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. The boater had not placed a distress signal, but officials investigated to ensure the occupants were safe.

"We took a ride up the Hudson as a precaution," explained fire chief James Petriello. "We wanted to be sure there were no problems."

The squall—which brought powerful gusts and whipping rains, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"power-outages-linger-thunderstorms-still-possible"} --> through the region—

Chris September 19, 2012 at 05:08 PM
There was also a rescue of a Shetland Sheepdog that was swimming in the Hudson.

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