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Boating experts say NY yacht overcrowded; 3 dead

Published 07/05/2012, The Dickinson Press

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) — 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.

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