A normal high school crew practice was anything but normal when over 60 students had to treated by emergency officials after a boat capsized in the Hudson River.

Wednesday around 5:30 p.m., Fairview personal were dispatched for a reported boat in distress in the Hudson River near the Marist Boat House.

When emergency officials arrived they saw multiple high school students in frigid water. Others were being removed from the water by other boats. The students were from a number of local high schools partaking in crew practice.

According to the Fairview Fire District, 57 students were evaluated and provided warmth due to their exposure to the cold temperatures while submerged in the Hudson River

5 students were transported to local medical facilities for more treatment.

Due to the large number for children who had been submerged in the cold waters of the Hudson River the Fairview Fire District received assistance from the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, New Hamburg Fire District, Highland Fire District, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, and Marist College Security.