7 people saved from overturned boat on LI Sound in dramatic rescue

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NEW ROCHELLE -

A boat with seven people on board overturned in the Long Island Sound this weekend prompting a dramatic water rescue by first responders.

The NYPD's Aviation Air Sea Rescue responded to the overturned boat around 5:40 p.m. on Sunday near the Execution Rocks Lighthouse that's between New Rochelle and Great Neck in Nassau County.

Police divers had to rescue a woman who was trapped in an air pocket beneath the hull of the overturned boat.

They were able to give her a breathing device, get her out of the boat, and onto dry land.

The woman and the other six people who were on the boat are expected to be OK.

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