Body found in NY river where bride-to-be vanished

1:01 PM, Jul 27, 2013   |    comments
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PIERMONT, N.Y. -- A female body was pulled from the Hudson River on Saturday near where a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man went missing after their boat crashed into a construction barge near the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Officials stopped short of saying whether they had recovered the body of 30-year-old Lindsey Stewart, who plunged into the river after the accident late Friday.

The crash happened shortly after the 21-foot Stingray left the village of Piermont for a short trip across the river to Tarrytown, about a half-hour's drive north of New York City, authorities said.

Stewart's mother, Carol, said earlier Saturday that she was praying for a miracle. Lindsey Stewart was to be married Aug. 10. Four other people, including the groom-to-be, Brian Bond, 35, were hospitalized after being pulled from the damaged boat.

Bond was knocked unconscious in the crash but later woke and was able to call 911, Carol Stewart said.

Lindsey Stewart's stepfather, Walter Kosik, said the couple have known each other since they were 10 years old and used to go to church together.

Associated Press

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