Tragic Boating Accident; Body Believed to Be Soon-to-Be Bride Found

Charges filed after crash of boat carrying wedding party celebrating upcoming nuptials in Hudson River.
1:44 | 07/27/13

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And to a heartbreaking loss on the water tonight playing out on the hudson river right here in new york city. A young couple about to be married with members of a wedding party, all riding in a boat, when it slammed into the barge. The body believed to be the bride to berecovered. The boat's operator now charged. Here's abc's aditi roy. Reporter: It started out as a boat cruise among six friends on the hudson river on a clear, summer night. The stingray carried members of a wedding party. Among them, the bride to be. 30-year-old lindsay stewart. Her fiance and his best man. The wedding just two weeks away. But at 10:41 p.M., their boat ride turned into a nightmare, crashing into a barge near a bridge. It was very dark out there last night and very difficult to see the barges in the water. Reporter: The bride-to-be and the best man were thrown overboard. The groom-to-be was knocked unconscious. He called 911 when he came to. The search went into the morning. Her family praying for a miracle. She's supposed to be married two weeks from today. Yeah. It's just -- it shouldn't end like this. Reporter: This afternoon, authorities discovered a woman's body, they also announced they are charging the boat operator with vehicular manslaughter and assault. The search for the best man will resume tomorrow morning. Her stepfather said that the couple has known each other since 10 years old. The promise of a life together cut short by heartbreak. Her fiance suffered a broken eye socket. Their other friends were also injured. Officials say that there was no life jacket on the body of the woman.

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