The FDNY helped pull 19 people out of the East River near College Point on Sunday after a dragon boat overturned, according to reports.
The people in the boat were all taken to take to the College Point Yacht Club after the rescue at 1:43 p.m. There were no injuries.
The rowers reportedly started practice that day by rowing out from the World’s Fair Marina near Citi Field. All were wearing life jackets which helped to keep them afloat after the accident.
One of the team members reportedly proposed to his girlfriend during the outing, and she had just accepted his offer before the accident occurred.