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Old 08-24-2008, 07:15 PM
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There were rescue divers in choppers. Not sure who got to the scene first. Info is coming in slowly.
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Just read this

Aug 24, 2008 6:27 pm US/Eastern
Boating Accident On Long Island Leaves 2 Dead
NEW YORK (CBS) ― A boat race turned tragic in Patchogue Sunday. Suffolk County fire officials say two people died after a boat flipped over during a race in the Great South Bay.

Stay with CBS 2 HD and wcbstv.com for more on this developing story.


http://wcbstv.com/topstories/Fatal.B....2.802070.html

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MAN, WE ARE PRAYING EVERYONE IS OK. GODSPEED Artie.
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A speedboat flipped over after an apparent collision during the "Battle on the Bay" race in the waters of Great South Bay off Patchogue on Sunday afternoon, several witnesses said.

Several people were badly injured in the crash, which occurred about 5 p.m. due south of Howell Point, according to early reports from witnesses.

Emergency officials were on the scene at and near Shorefront Park in the Village of Patchogue.

Authorities declined to release any information about the crash.



Witness Carol Rohde of Patchogue and other witnesses said it was difficult to tell what happened because the accident occurred well offshore in the bay.

"Bango, the race stopped," Rohde said. "We watched, and all of a sudden a police boat or something comes running onto the dock with obviously a patient on board."

Rohde said at least one person was taken from the scene by ambulance.

The race -- a weekend-long event held in the bay between Patchogue and Fire Island -- was wrapping up with a full day of races Sunday. Nearly 50 speedboats were taking to the waves during the event, sponsored by Great South Bay racing Inc, OPA Racing and the Village of Patchogue.

"All I saw was a huge spray of water," said Frank Buckley, 58, of Oceanside.

Witnesses said the speedboat may have collided with a water scooter.
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Oh man this isn't good. Prayers for all. Let's hope for the best
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I hope the storys are wrong, let's pray for them and there families.
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I was there and I don't think the news will be good. prayers to all. The race was stopped and most of the news was conflicting, very sad
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Updated article. Just terrible......

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?se...cal&id=6347901

R.I.P. gentlemen.
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