3 rescued from sinking sailboat in Long Island sound, 4th swims to safety

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021
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A 27-foot hunter sailboat struck a reef Monday night just before 7 p.m. and began taking on water.

DAVENPORT NECK, New Rochelle (WABC) -- Three people are recovering after being rescued from a sinking sailboat in the Long Island sound.

A 27-foot hunter sailboat struck a reef Monday night just before 7 p.m. and began taking on water.

The Westchester County Police Marine Unit was called to the scene off of Davenport Neck in New Rochelle.

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When units arrived on the scene, the boat was partly submerged.

Three people, wearing life vests, were in the water and taken aboard the Westchester County Police boat.

A fourth person who was on the sailboat swam to shore.

No injuries were reported.

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