FBI dive teams are lifting the boat using air bladders to the Silverton vessel and inflating them, bringing the boat slowly to the surface where any remaining water will be pumped out.
The FBI has divers at the vessel that capsized and sank off Oyster Bay, killing three children on July 4. A funeral was held today for one of the victims, 12-year-old David Aureliano.
A stream of mourners attended the wakes of 8-year-old Victoria Gaines and 11-year-old Harley Treanor at separate funeral homes on Sunday.
“Numerous challenges, depending where a boat goes down, you have currents, low visibility, you have all different kinds of debris,” said Mitch Kramer of North Shore towing.
The victims were among 27 people onboard a 34-foot Silverton yacht when it tipped over just after 10 p.m in Cold Spring Harbor Bay near Oyster Bay, authorities said.
Last week, an immense search and rescue operation was launched east of Sandy Hook when a distress call came in reporting that a luxury yacht called the “Blind Date” had exploded 17 miles off shore.
Monday’s search and rescue operation for a luxury yacht called the “Blind Date” and its 21 passengers took about five hours before the search was called off.
An explosive rescue on Long Island Sound on Saturday has left a local man alive, but homeless. The inferno could be seen for miles.
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