HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Two girls who died when a yacht capsized on the July 4 holiday were remembered at separate wakes on Long Island over the weekend.
A stream of mourners attended the wakes of 8-year-old Victoria Gaines and 11-year-old Harlie Treanor at separate funeral homes on Sunday.
The mishap also took the life of Harlie’s cousin, 12-year-old David Aureliano of Kings Park. He was mourned Saturday at a wake in East Northport.
The victims were among 27 people onboard a 34-foot Silverton yacht called Candi 1 when it capsized just after 10 p.m July 4 between Center Island and Lloyd’s Neck in Cold Spring Harbor Bay, authorities said.
The passengers were on their way back from the privately financed Dolan family fireworks show.
Twenty-four of the passengers from the ship were rescued by other boaters in the area, but the three children were trapped inside the boat’s cabin and died.
The Coast Guard is expected to raise the yacht on Tuesday in an effort to figure out what exactly happened. Once the yacht is lifted out of the water, authorities will take it to the Marine Bureau.
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