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FBI divers and Nassau County police used air (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

FBI divers and Nassau County police used air bags to raise the Kandi Won which sank on the night of July Fourth in Oyster Bay. (July 11, 2012)

July 4th Oyster Bay boat accident claims lives of three children

Three children died when the boat they were on capsized in Oyster Bay after a Fourth of July fireworks display, police said.

The Kandi Won on a trailer at Theodore
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The Kandi Won on a trailer at Theodore Roosevelt Marina in Oyster Bay. (July 11, 2012)

Lisa Gaines, mother of Victoria Gaines, speaks about
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Lisa Gaines, mother of Victoria Gaines, speaks about the death of her daughter in a July 4th boating accident during an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show Friday. (July 13, 2012)

FBI divers and Nassau County police officers used
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

FBI divers and Nassau County police officers used air bags to raise the Kandi Won from the bottom of Oyster Bay. (July 11, 2012)

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FBI divers and Nassau County police used air
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

FBI divers and Nassau County police used air bags to raise the Kandi Won which sank on the night of July Fourth in Oyster Bay. (July 11, 2012)

Police tow in the Kandi Won, a 34-foot
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Police tow in the Kandi Won, a 34-foot Silverton cabin-cruiser that capsized on July 4 to the Oyster Bay Marine Center where it was taken out of the water. Three children on board the vessel died when the boat overturned after returning from viewing a fireworks display. (July 11, 2012)

Police tow in the Kandi Won, a 34-foot
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Police tow in the Kandi Won, a 34-foot cabin-cruiser that capsized on the night of July 4, to the Oyster Bay Marine Center. (July 11, 2012)

FBI divers and Nassau County police officers raise
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FBI divers and Nassau County police officers raise the cabin cruiser Kandi Won from the bottom of Oyster Bay. (July 11, 2012)

FBI divers and Nassau County police officers raise
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FBI divers and Nassau County police officers raise the Kandi Won that sank on July 4, 2012, in Oyster Bay, killing three children. (July 11, 2012)

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After the Kandi Won was raised from the
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After the Kandi Won was raised from the bottom of Oyster Bay, authorities pumped out water that was in the cabin cruiser. (July 11, 2012)

An FBI dive team works to raise the
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An FBI dive team works to raise the Kandi Won which capsized and sank in Oyster Bay on the night of July 4. (July 11, 2012)

FBI divers begin to lift the cabin cruiser
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FBI divers begin to lift the cabin cruiser Kandi Won from the bottom of Oyster Bay. (July 11, 2012)

FBI divers and Nassau police officers, thwarted by
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FBI divers and Nassau police officers, thwarted by heavy currents and silty water, failed in their first attempt to raise the Kandi Won, a 34-foot cabin cruiser that capsized and sank off Lloyd Neck on the night of July 4, claiming the lives of three children. (July 10, 2012)

Mourners comfort each other outside the Church of
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Mourners comfort each other outside the Church of St. Patrick in Huntington, where there was a funeral for Victoria Gaines, 7, who died when the cabin cruiser she was on capsized and sank in Oyster Bay on July 4. (July 10, 2012)

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Mourners comfort each other outside the Church of
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Mourners comfort each other outside the Church of St. Patrick in Huntington where there was a funeral for boat-capsize victim Victoria Gaines, 8. (July 10, 2012)

A mourner takes a moment away from those
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A mourner takes a moment away from those attending the funeral of Victoria Gaines, 8, at The Church of St. Patrick in Huntington. Gaines died when a boat capsized July Fourth in Oyster Bay. (July 10, 2012)

Mourners greet each other outside the Church of
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Mourners greet each other outside the Church of St. Patrick in Huntington, where there was a funeral for boat-capsize victim Victoria Gaines, 8. (July 10, 2012)

A young girl is comforted outside the Church
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A young girl is comforted outside the Church of St. Patrick in Huntington where there was a funeral for boat-capsize victim Victoria Gaines, 7. (July 10, 2012)

Mourners outside the Church of St. Patrick in
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Mourners outside the Church of St. Patrick in Huntington, where there was a funeral for Victoria Gaines, 7, who died when a boat capsized and sank in Oyster Bay on the Fourth of July. (July 10, 2012)

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Victoria Gaines' grandfather, Steve, is comforted outside the
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Victoria Gaines' grandfather, Steve, is comforted outside the Church of St. Patrick in Huntington, where there was a funeral for the young boat-capsize victim. (July 10, 2012)

Mourners watch the coffin pass outside the Church
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Mourners watch the coffin pass outside the Church of St. Patrick in Huntington, where there was a funeral for boat-capsize victim Victoria Gaines, 7. (July 10, 2012)

Victoria Gaines' brother, Ryan, gets a hug from
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Victoria Gaines' brother, Ryan, gets a hug from his father, Paul, after a funeral at Church of St. Patrick in Huntington. She died when a boat capsized and sank in Oyster Bay on July Fourth. (July 10, 2012)

Mourners stand outside the Church of St. Patrick
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Mourners stand outside the Church of St. Patrick in Huntington where there was a funeral for boat-capsize victim Victoria Gaines, 7. (July 10, 2012)

A mourner pays respects outside the Church of
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A mourner pays respects outside the Church of St. Patrick in Huntington where there was a funeral for Victoria Gaines, 7. (July 10, 2012)

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A mourner consoles Paul Gaines after the funeral
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A mourner consoles Paul Gaines after the funeral Mass at the Church of St. Patrick in Huntington. Gaines' daughter, Victoria, 7, was killed in a boating accident on July Fourth. (July 10, 2012)

Outside the Church of St. Patrick in Huntington,
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Outside the Church of St. Patrick in Huntington, Paul Gaines, the father of Victoria Gaines, 7, talks with nuns while other relatives and friends gather after the girl's funeral Mass. Victoria was one of three children who died in a boating accident on July Fourth. (July 10, 2012)

Victoria Gaines' father Paul comforts another mourner as
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Victoria Gaines' father Paul comforts another mourner as relatives and friends stand by after the funeral Mass at the Church of St. Patrick in Huntington. (July 10, 2012)

Mourners leave after a funeral for Harlie Treanor,
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Mourners leave after a funeral for Harlie Treanor, 11, at M.A. Connell Funeral Home in Huntington Station. She was one of three victims when a boat capsized and sank in Oyster Bay on July Fourth. (July 10, 2012)

Mourners leave the M.A. Connell Funeral Home in
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Mourners leave the M.A. Connell Funeral Home in Huntington Station after a service for Harlie Treanor, 11, who died when a boat capsized and sank in Oyster Bay on July Fourth. (July 10, 2012)

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Relatives and friends attend the funeral of July
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Relatives and friends attend the funeral of July Fourth boating accident victim Harlie Treanor, 11, of Huntington Station, at M.A. Connell Funeral Home. (July 9, 2012)

The coffin is carried from the church at
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The coffin is carried from the church at the funeral for David Aureliano, 12, of Kings Park, who died when the boat he was on capsized in the Long Island Sound on the Fourth of July. (July 9, 2012)

Mourners leave the church after the funeral for
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Mourners leave the church after the funeral for David Aureliano, 12, who died when the boat he was on capsized in Oyster Bay on the Fourth of July. (July 9, 2012)

Mourners leave the church after the funeral for
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Mourners leave the church after the funeral for David Aureliano, 12, of Kings Park, who died when the boat he was on capsized in the Long Island Sound on the Fourth of July. (July 9, 2012)

Victoria Gaines, 7, died when the boat she
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Victoria Gaines, 7, died when the boat she was on capsized and sank in Oyster Bay on July 4, 2012. A lawyer for her family said Victoria was going to turn 8 on July 7.

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Cousins Harley Treanor, above, David Aureliano, and family
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Cousins Harley Treanor, above, David Aureliano, and family friend Victoria Gaines died when the boat they were on capsized and sank in Oyster Bay on July 4, 2012.

Family and friends mourn the loss of David
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Family and friends mourn the loss of David Aureliano, 12, his wake at the Brueggemann Funeral Home in East Northport. (July 7, 2012)

Family and friends mourn the loss of David
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Family and friends mourn the loss of David Aureliano, 12, at his wake at the Brueggemann Funeral Home in East Northport. (July 7, 2012)

Family and friends mourn the loss of David
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Family and friends mourn the loss of David Aureliano, 12, at his wake at the Brueggemann Funeral Home in East Northport. (July 7, 2012)

Family and friends mourn the loss of David
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Family and friends mourn the loss of David Aureliano, 12, at his wake at the Brueggemann Funeral Home in East Northport. (July 7, 2012)

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Family and friends mourn the loss of David
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Family and friends mourn the loss of David Aureliano, 12, at his wake at the Brueggemann Funeral Home in East Northport. (July 7, 2012)

Sal Aureliano, the operator of the boat that
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Sal Aureliano, the operator of the boat that capsized in Oyster Bay, talks to a Suffolk County police officer in his Huntington driveway Friday morning. (July 6, 2012)

Sal Aureliano, who was piloting the Silverton cabin
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Sal Aureliano, who was piloting the Silverton cabin cruiser that capsized in Oyster Bay July Fourth. Three children died. Aureliano is talking with News 12 Thursday morning. (July 5, 2012)

An aerial view of police boats searching for
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An aerial view of police boats searching for a capsized vessel in Oyster Bay. Police say three children died after the cabin cruiser, returning from a July Fourth fireworks display, capsized and sank. (July 5, 2012)

An aerial view of police boats searching for
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An aerial view of police boats searching for a capsized vessel about 1/4 mile west of Lloyd Neck in Cold Spring Harbor. Police say three children died after the cabin cruiser, returning from a fireworks display, capsized. (July 5, 2012)

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A Nassau County police officer comforts a man
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A Nassau County police officer comforts a man while the search for survivors was under way after three people were killed when the boat they were riding in capsized in Oyster Bay after a Fourth of July fireworks display, officials said. (July 5, 2012)

Police say there were 27 passengers on a
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Police say there were 27 passengers on a vessel that capsized in Oyster Bay and 24 were rescued, authorities say. (July 4, 2012)

Two dozen people were rescued after the 34-foot
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Two dozen people were rescued after the 34-foot Silverton capsized shortly after 10 p.m. between Centre Island and Caumsett State Historic Park, authorities said. (July 4, 2012)

Passengers of a capsized boat saved by private
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Passengers of a capsized boat saved by private vessels and emergency agencies were taken to Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club on Centre Island and six more to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay, police said. (July 4, 2012)

A vessel capsized in Oyster Bay, police said.
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A vessel capsized in Oyster Bay, police said. Three young people were killed, according to police. (July 4, 2012)

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Three were killed when a vessel capsized in
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Three were killed when a vessel capsized in Oyster Bay, police said. (July 4, 2012)

Police at Theodore Roosevelt Park investigate reports of
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Police at Theodore Roosevelt Park investigate reports of a boat in the water near Lloyd Harbor. (July 4, 2012)

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