Police: Dead NY Yacht Victims All Children

12:13 PM, Jul 5, 2012   |    comments
Nassau County Police Det. Lt. John Azzata, right, gives information about a fatal boating accident during a news conference in Oyster Bay, N.Y., Thursday, July 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) - A spokesman for the children who were killed when a yacht full of fireworks watchers capsized on the Fourth of July off New York says it is a family tragedy.

Mike Treanor said he had no other comment before he closed the door of the home. At least two of the children were related.

The bodies of 12-year-old David Aurelino, and two girls, 11-year-old Harley Treanor and 8-year-old Victoria Gaines, were recovered from the boat's cabin after a long overnight search in the waters near Oyster Bay, off Long Island. The remaining 24 people onboard were a mix of adults and children.

It's not clear what caused the accident.

Associated Press

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