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25 rescued when yacht capsizes in NY; search continues for others possibly missing

A police helicopter takes off from the scene of a news conference as part of an investigation into a fatal boating accident in Oyster Bay, N.Y., Thursday, July 5, 2012. Police say three bodies pulled out of New York's Long Island Sound after a yacht capsized on the Fourth of July were all children. The bodies of the 12-year-old boy and two girls, ages 11 and 8, were recovered from the boat's cabin. Twenty-four other people were rescued, and were treated and released. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 05, 2012 - 4:13 AM

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. - Twenty five people have been rescued from a capsized yacht near Oyster Bay on Long Island and a search is continuing for others who could be missing.

The U.S. Coast Guard says it received a report Wednesday night that a 36-foot Silverton motor yacht had capsized. Coast Guard rescue teams, assisted by local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and owners of private boats, pulled 25 people from the water at about 11 p.m.

A spokesman for the Nassau County Police Department says one person was hospitalized in serious condition. He says the search is continuing into the morning.

The newspaper Newsday reports that children could be among the missing. Police could not confirm this.

Newsday says the group was on the boat to watch the fireworks.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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