Four people are lucky to be alive after their canoe capsized in freezing water and dangled over a waterfall in the Hudson Valley.

On Thursday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released its Environmental Conservation Police on Patrol report. Among this week's report was a scary situation in Dutchess County

Capsized Canoe And Rescue In Dutchess County


On March 27, while patrolling in the town of Stanford, ECO Wamsley heard a radio call come in about three individuals struggling in the icy waters of Lake Geneva on Cold Spring Creek after their canoe capsized.

While the officer was on his way to the creek he overheard more calls about a fourth person who was reportedly unconscious in the water after an attempted rescue.

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A photo from the scene, from the DEC, shows the canoe dangling over a waterfall.

4 Suffer From Hypothermia After Canoe Capsizes In Dutchess County, New York


Officer Wamsley arrived on the scene and found New York State Police and paramedics already at the site attending to the group.

The fourth person regained consciousness after being pulled from the cold water. All four were suffering from hypothermia, police say.

The group was given blankets the most severely injured person was carried out. The DEC didn't provide any information about the boaters but confirmed all four are lucky to be alive.

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"Luckily, all individuals survived the incident. ECOs remind boaters to be safe and always wear a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) while boating," the DEC stated in a press release.

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