LOWER MANAHTTAN, Manhattan (WABC) – A firefighter visiting New York City from Belgium died in a crash involving an FDNY boat.

The accident happened near Pier 11 off South Street. The FDNY says the fire boat crashed into a charter boat around 10 pm Friday.

Four other people on the fire boat suffered minor injuries.

It is unclear why there were civilians on the boat.

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