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Fishermen Martin Safer (left), 55, of Lido Beach, (Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Fishermen Martin Safer (left), 55, of Lido Beach, and John Bologna, 48, of Oceanside, responded to the scene of an overturned boat to find people in the water, screaming and waving their arms. One of them was reportedly holding a child. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Boat capsizes south of Atlantic Beach

Six people, two of them children, were pulled from the Atlantic Ocean late Saturday after their boat capsized about two miles off Atlantic Beach, officials said.

The 21-foot Cobia Fish Tracker, which overturned two
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

The 21-foot Cobia Fish Tracker, which overturned two miles south of Atlantic Beach with six people on board, was towed to the NCPD Marine Bureau to investigate the cause of the incident. Five survivors were treated at local hospitals while a sixth was airlifted to a Staten Island hospital. (Sept. 23, 2012)

Nassau County Police, as well as units from
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Nassau County Police, as well as units from the NYPD, FDNY and Nassau County Marine Bureau, responded to the 911 call for an overturned boat in the Atlantic Ocean two miles south of Atlantic Beach. Six people were on the vessel. (Sept. 22, 2012)

One of six people rescued from a capsized
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

One of six people rescued from a capsized boat off the coast of Atlantic Beach by a nearby fishing boat and emergency responders. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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Three adults and two children were transported to
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Three adults and two children were transported to local hospitals, and a sixth victim, who was rescued by an NYPD diver, was in serious condition, police said.

One of two children who were rescued after
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

One of two children who were rescued after a boat capsized south of Atlantic Beach is attended to by officials from multiple local emergency services, as one of the three adult victims is put on a gurney. A sixth victim was airlifted to a hospital on Staten Island. (Sept. 22, 2012)

A victim of a boat capsizing south of
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

A victim of a boat capsizing south of Atlantic Beach is transported by Nassau County first responders to a local hospital. Nassau police transported four other victims to area hospitals, and a sixth victim was airlifted to Staten Island University Medical Center, officials say. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Officials speak with two Long Island fishermen on
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Officials speak with two Long Island fishermen on the dock at Atlantic Beach fire rescue. Nassau police say the men are heroes who probably saved the lives of five passengers they rescued from a capsized boat near Atlantic Beach. Standing is Martin Safer, of Lido Beach. John Bologna, of Oceanside, is seated at right. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Fishermen Martin Safer (left), 55, of Lido Beach,
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Fishermen Martin Safer (left), 55, of Lido Beach, and John Bologna, 48, of Oceanside, responded to the scene of an overturned boat to find people in the water, screaming and waving their arms. One of them was reportedly holding a child. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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John Bologna, left, of Oceanside, and Martin Safer,
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

John Bologna, left, of Oceanside, and Martin Safer, of Lido Beach, are credited with rescuing five people from an overturned boat two miles south of Atlantic Beach, police said. A sixth victim was airlifted to a Staten Island hospital. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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