Sunken Yacht Raised from Oyster Bay, NY
July 16, 2012
ABClocal.go.com: A yacht that capsized and sank off Long Island after a July 4th outing to watch fireworks, killing 3 children, was lifted from the bottom of [Oyster Bay] Wednesday [July 11] and towed to a marina for a preliminary inspection. Detectives hope a fuller inspection of the boat on shore will provide clues into the cause of the accident.
FBI divers and Nassau County police raised the 34’ Kandi Won from about 60’ below the surface of Oyster Bay, off the north shore of Long Island. The effort took 2 days as divers contended with strong currents and murky waters. They rigged the vessel with a network of straps and then inflated large airbags to bring it to the surface on Wednesday afternoon.