Hudson River Paddleboarding Date Ends in a Rescue to the Hoboken Coastline

The New York Fire Department Rescue Team responded to a call on Thursday, May 13th that involved a woman falling into the Hudson River while on a paddleboarding date. The couple was brought to the Hoboken coastline. Read on to learn what we know about the incident that occurred in the Hudson River.


The couple were tourists who were exploring the area on the NYC side. Their paddleboard flipped over around 4PM, according to police.

The New York Fire Department responded to the emergency after the male swam to shore, however, the female stayed behind and was seen to be in “distress,” according to a report by the Daily Voice.

The woman was able to hold onto something that kept her afloat while she waited for help or she was floating up to the point of contact with FDNY who then delivered her to the Hoboken coastline.

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Hoboken Girl reached out to the Hoboken Police Department regarding the incident. In an email from Hoboken Police Chief Ferrante, he stated, “The male was able to get to the shoreline while the female was in distress and was holding onto something in the river. The FDNY Rescue boat pulled her out of the waters and brought her safely to the Pier 13 area. Both victims were rendered medical aid.”

There were no injuries reported.

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