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3 Dead, 24 Rescued After Yacht Capsizes Off NY

Police have identified the three children who died after yacht capsized on the Fourth of July off New York's Long Island.

David Aurelino 12, Harley Treanor 11, and Victoria Gaines 8 were recovered from the boat's cabin. They all lived in Suffolk County.

Twenty-four other people were rescued, and were treated and released.

Weather and a wake from another boat are being investigated as possible factors. Nassau County Police Det. Lt. John Azzata says alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

The boat had two operators. Passengers had been watching a fireworks display when it capsized around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

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Police say three bodies have been pulled out of New York's Long Island Sound after a yacht capsized on the Fourth of July, and 24 others were rescued.

Nassau County Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lack says the three were recovered from the water near Oyster Bay after a long overnight search.

The U.S. Coast Guard says survivors were pulled from the water around 11 p.m. Wednesday, about an hour after the boat went over.

Lack says some but not all passengers onboard the 34-foot boat had been wearing life jackets. He believes they were watching fireworks.

Lack says weather may have played a factor or a wake from another vessel may have caused the boat to capsize.


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