Boat Capsizes Off Long Island on Fourth of July While Watching Fireworks … 24 Rescued, 3 Children Dead


Terribly, just terrible …

From ABC News: Shortly after 10 PM last night, police on Long Island received a 911 call of a boat in distress. Sadly, as rescuer arrived on the scene to help … 24 people were rescued and three children were dead. The boat baptized off of Long Island, NY near Oyster Bay when those aboard were watching fireworks.

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Three children died and 24 people were rescued after a yacht bringing passengers out to view a Fourth of July fireworks display capsized in the waters off Long Island, N.Y.

The boat capsized late Wednesday night as a result of weather and a wake from another vessel on the water, Nassau County Police Insp. Kenneth Lack said. The 24 passengers were rescued from the Long Island Sound after the boat capsized around 11 p.m. in the vicinity of Oyster Bay.

Police are now investigating whether the vessel sank because of overcrowding. Some of the passengers aboard the boat had life jackets, while others did not.

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