A police boat belonging to the Port Authority police department sank in the waters of Jamaica Bay off of Queens during a training exercise. Nearly a dozen officers on board the vessel had to be evacuated to safety though no injuries were reported.
The mishap occurred during a training exercise late yesterday afternoon and involved ten police officers and one sergeant from the Port Authority police.
According to a New York Daily News report of the incident the Port Authority police officers were aboard the vessel when they noticed it begin to fill up with water at around 5 p.m.
Port Authority spokeswoman Jackie Yodashkin told the Daily News that most of the officers were evacuated to a smaller rescue vessel and that the incident was under investigation.