Officials Say LI Boat Severely Overloaded

Associated Press: A yacht that capsized with 27 friends and family aboard on an outing to watch Fourth of July fireworks was severely overcrowded and doomed to tip over, safety experts said Thursday as the skipper blamed the tragedy on a wave that came out of the dark.

Three children died after becoming trapped Wednesday night in the cabin of the 34’ vessel off Oyster Bay, on the north shore of Long Island.

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