GANSEVOORT PENINSULA, Manhattan (PIX11) — A day after the official ribbon-cutting of the Gansevoort Peninsula, a child was injured at the new Manhattan beachfront, according to officials.
The incident happened around 2 p.m. The child was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries, according to authorities and witnesses at the scene.
Officials have not said how the injury occurred or what the severity of the injury was. A witness said the rocks on the beach that led down to the water looked very slippery and unsafe.
PIX11 News reached out to the Hudson River Park Trust, which is tasked with running the park, for a comment. The Hudson River Park Trust responded:
The safety of park-goers is our top priority and we take this incident very seriously. River shorelines require caution, and we urge everyone to exercise due care and follow the safety guidance posted along the water’s edge.Hudson River Park Trust spokesperson
The Hudson River Park Trust also told PIX11 News that there are three safety guidance signs in three languages posted along the south end of the waterfront and life rings.
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