Belgian firefighter killed during FDNY Marine boat crash, fire officials say
NYPD Police and FDNY Fire Boats are tied up to US Airways Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River near West 48th Street after taking off from LaGuardia Airport on Jan. 15, 2009. - Thomas Monaster/New York Daily News/TNS

NEW YORK — A Belgian firefighter taking a ride on an FDNY fire boat was killed when another boat slammed into the ship, FDNY officials said Saturday. FDNY’s Marine 1 Bravo was operating in the East River near Pier 11 at about 10 p.m. Friday when a charter boat collided with the fire boat. The firefighter from Belgium was critically injured in the crash and died of his injuries at Bellevue Hospital, officials said. Three other civilians and an FDNY firefighter on the boat were also rushed to Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries, the department said. An New York Police Department Harbor Unit re...