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|New York Daily News||-|
A tour boat said to be carrying 150 passengers sunk in Bogota, Colombia on Sunday June 25, 2017. Numerous nearby vessels and watercraft responded to the rescue effort.
The air force said on Twitter that it was sending a helicopter to the Guatape reservoir while Medellin's mayor said firefighters and scuba divers were heading to the town.
Dramatic videos circulating on social media show a multistory ferry rocking back and forth as people crawled down from a third-floor roof as the ship began sinking. A flotilla of recreational boats rushed to the scene to pull people from the vessel.
Eduardo Rivera, director of a hospital in Guatape, told Teleantioquia that three people killed in the accident had arrived at the medical facility. Authorities didn't say how many people had been rescued or were missing.
The reservoir surrounding the soaring rocky outcrop of El Penol is a popular weekend destination a little more than an hour from Medellin. It was especially busy Sunday as Colombians celebrated a long holiday weekend.