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Person still missing after boat capsizes off Long Island coast

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A peaceful boat trip turned perilous Saturday when the craft capsized off the Long Island coast.

One person is missing and three people were rescued following the morning mayhem, according to authorities and multiple reports.

The drama unfolded at 10:10 a.m. when a distress call reported the vessel had capsized in Reynolds Channel, near Point Lookout, according to Nassau County police.

Three of the passengers onboard were rescued and brought to local hospitals.

An overturned boat off Long Island
The overturned boat off Long IslandJim Staubitser

The search for a fourth passenger continued Saturday afternoon, police said.

A good Samaritan vessel, Brett Allie 5, notified the Coast Guard they had come upon the capsized boat, the Daily Voice reports.

Harbor patrol works to tow the boat back to shore
Harbor patrol works to tow the boat back to shoreJim Staubitser

Within minutes of receiving the call, Coast Guard Station Jones Beach launched two response boats who recovered one person in the water. The Brett Allie 5 scooped up two people “who were clinging to the vessel’s hull and wearing lifejackets,” the report said.

Harbor patrol works to tow the boat back to shore
Harbor patrol works to tow the boat back to shoreJim Staubitser

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