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6 Injured After 2 Boats Collided In Great South Bay

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BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Four adults and two children were hurt after their pleasure craft was struck by another boat on Long Island early Friday morning, the coast guard says.

The accident happened around 3:15 a.m. in Great South Bay near Captree Island.

Petty Officer Thomas McKenzie says a 22-foot pleasure craft with two people on board struck a 25-foot motor boat craft.

A Coast Guard rescue boat from Fire Island responded.

McKenzie says six people — adults and children — on the larger vessell suffered non-life threatening injuries.

He says Suffolk County police charged the owner-operator of the smaller boat with boating while intoxicated.

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