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Police: 9 rescued from overturned boat in Shinnecock Inlet

No one was injured Sunday when nine people, including five children, were rescued from a capsized boat in the Shinnecock Inlet, Southampton Town Police said.

Bay constables from the town, Al Tuzzolo and Danielle McManus, as well as the Coast Guard, a commercial salvage vessel and a fishing vessel, responded to a call for an overturned boat at about 3 p.m.

Nine people were found atop the floating hull of the 23-foot Boston Whaler, according to a news release; five of them were children, and all were wearing flotation vests.

The nine were transferred to the bay constables’ patrol boat and taken to Oakland’s dock where they were met by members of the Hampton Bays volunteer Ambulance.

The bay constables returned to the scene, and the overturned whaler was recovered and towed to a marina in Hampton Bays, the release said.

Also responding and assisting in the rescue were the fishing Vessel Lady J, skippered by Capt. Ken Jayne, and a Boat U.S. salvage vessel, captained by Jim Capola, the release said.

The rescued, which included four adults, were a family from Hampton Bays and another from Brooklyn, the release said.

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