Wake, funeral Sunday for 2 victims of boat accident

July 8, 2012 6:49:09 AM PDT
Sunday will be a day of mourning for the young victims who died in the July Fourth boating accident on Long Island Sound.

A wake will be held in Huntington for 11-year-old Harlie Treanor. In East Northport, friends and family of 12-year-old David Aureliano will come together at a funeral home.

Those two cousins, as well as 8-year-old family friend Victoria Gaines, died Wednesday.

They were trapped in the cabin of a yacht that capsized in Oyster Bay.

Twenty-four other people on the boat escaped.

Police believe overcrowding on the yacht may have contributed to the accident.

A memorial fund is being set up to pay for the funeral expenses for Victoria Gaines. People who wish to donate can contact:

Gruenberg Kelly Della
700 Koehler Avenue
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779


Associated Press writers Mary Esch in Albany, N.Y., and Tom Hays, Larry Neumeister and Colleen Long in New York and researcher Rhonda Shafner contributed to this report.

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