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

The NYPD's Aviation Air Sea Rescue responding to the overturned boat near the Execution Rocks Lighthouse that's between New Rochelle and Great Neck in Nassau County.

News 12 Staff

Jun 10, 2019, 11:02 AM

Updated 1,838 days ago

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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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