Authorities have identified the three children who died after a crowded yacht capsized on Fourth of July as 11-year-old Harlie Treanor and Victoria Gaines, who were both found in the sunken boat’s cabin and 12-year-old David Aureliano.
Harlie’s father, Kevin Treanor was the owner of the yacht and David’s uncle was helping to drive the vessel.
Authorities said the 34-foot yacht had a maximum capacity of 15, but it was carrying 27 passengers.
It is believed everyone on the Silverton were related.
Three children died late last night after a yacht they were in capsized in the Long Island Sound.
The Coast Guard says the children, a 12-year-old boy and two girls, ages 11 and 8, were found in the cabin of the 34-foot Silverton.
It is believed weather conditions and weight caused the vessel, which was carrying 27 passengers from the Seawanhaka Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, to flip over around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Authorities said the first body was pulled from the water shortly after the first 911 call came in and the two others were found inside the sunken vessel around 2:00 a.m. Thursday after a grueling overnight search.
Twenty four passengers, who were dragged from the water, were taken to area hospitals.