A helicopter has crashed into the Hudson River in New York City, the New York City Fire Department confirmed Wednesday afternoon.
New York Waterway, a company that operates ferries between Manhattan and New Jersey, said that one of its boats had rescued the pilot of the helicopter.
Local news channels showed a large police and fire response to the crash, as onlookers flooded into a riverside park to get a better look at the incident.
The West Side Highway was partially closed to southbound traffic following the crash as first responders towed the aircraft to the shore. In March 2018, a private helicopter crashed into the East River in New York, killing five people on board.