Three children killed after boat capsizes in Long Island Sound
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB/AP) -
Three children were killed after the boat they were on in the Long Island Sound capsized Wednesday night.
The U.S. Coast Guard out of New Haven said it received a report around 11 p.m. Wednesday that a 36-foot Silverton motor yacht had capsized off the coast of Oyster Bay, NY, carrying 27 people.
Coast Guard rescue teams from Eatons Neck, assisted by local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and owners of private boats, pulled people from the water.
Police identified the three children that were killed as:
David Aurelino, 12
Harley Treanor, 11
Victoria Gaines, 8
All three children were recovered from the boat's cabin and all lived in Suffolk County, NY, according to police.
Officials said several of the boat's occupants were not wearing life vests.
The man who was operating the vessel said he was taking the vessel back to shore when he heard lightning crack, and moments later the boat was hit by a large wave that tilted, then kept turning and turning, according to News12 Long Island.
He said it was complete chaos.
Copyright 2012 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved.
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