By Kevin Dolan
Long Island, NY – Three children died and another 24 passengers were rescued after a yacht bringing passengers to view a 4th of July fireworks show capsized in the Long Island Sound late Wednesday night.
The boat turned over from weather and a wake from another vessel on the water at around 11 p.m.in the vicinity of Oyster Bay , said Nassau County Police Inspector Kenneth Lack.
The first victim to be found dead was discovered shortly after the distress call was placed. Two others were located in the vessel hours after it sank by divers. The victims’ identities and ages have not been released.
Two 25-foot rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Station Eaton’s Neck along with rescue teams from the Nassau County (NY) Police Department, Oyster Bay Constable, Tow Boat U.S., and several local fire departments helped in the rescue efforts.
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