A bride-to-be who is set to be married just two weeks from today along with the wedding party's best man are missing this morning after a devastating boat crash on the Hudson River near the Tappan Zee Bridge last night.
Thirty-year-old Lindsay Stewart went out for a cruise with her fiancé and four other people when their boat, a 21-foot Stingray power boat, suddenly hit a construction barge which had been put in place for the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
Lindsay's fiancé was knocked unconscious after the accident, and managed to call 911 when he finally came to. He was taken to the hospital for his injuries, along with three other people who were reportedly in the water after the crash.
Rescuers searched for the two missing boaters for three hours last night, and the search resumed this morning. Sadly, there is still no sign of Lindsay or the best man, as you will hear in this video clip.
All we can do is hope and pray that both of these people are found and that they wind up being safe somehow. It's so heartbreaking to think about how excited Lindsay must have been about her upcoming wedding -- and to think how something as simple as a group of friends out enjoying a night on the water can take such a tragic turn.
My heart goes out to her family, and to the loved ones of everyone involved in this accident.
UPDATE: Sadly, Lindsay Stewart's body was found at 12:45 p.m. today. The best man is still missing.
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