Bride-to-Be, Best Man Missing After Boat Slams Into Hudson River Barge

Rescuers resumed their search this morning for a bride-to-be and the best man in her wedding party who went missing after their boat slammed into a barge in the Hudson River in New York.

Authorities said six people were on a 21-foot Stingray powerboat in the Hudson River on their way to Tarrytown, N.Y., at approximately 10:40 p.m. Friday night when they struck three connected barges in the water by the Tappan Zee Bridge in Piedmont, N.Y.

Four men onboard, including the groom-to-be, were injured in the accident and taken to local hospitals, ABC New York station WABC-TV reported.

The future bride, Lindsay Stewart, and the best man at her wedding, just two weeks away, were reported missing. They have not been seen since the crash.

The future groom, whose name has not been released, was knocked unconscious in the accident and suffered a fractured eye socket, WABC-TV reported. When he regained consciousness, he called 911 to report the crash.

The barges were lit with anchor lights but it was difficult to see them on the water Friday night, Piedmont Fire Department Assistant Chief Daniel Goswick said in a news conference this morning.

While Goswick characterized this morning's search as a recovery, officials backtracked and said rescuers were still searching for the missing people.

Stewart, 30, is to be married on August 10, her mother said.

"It can't end like this," Stewart's mother, Carol Stewart, told WABC-TV.

Officials said they are still investigating the cause of the accident.

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