Yacht operator says NY boat hit by wave; 3 children killed

A police helicopter takes off from the scene of a news conference as part of an investigation into a fatal boating accident in Oyster Bay, N.Y., Thursday, July 5, 2012. Police say three bodies pulled out of New York's Long Island Sound after a yacht capsized on the Fourth of July were all children. The bodies of the 12-year-old boy and two girls, ages 11 and 8, were recovered from the boat's cabin. Twenty-four other people were rescued, and were treated and released. (Seth Wenig)

July 5, 2012 12:49:00 AM PDT
The man operating a yacht full of fireworks-watchers that capsized on the Fourth of July, killing three children, said Thursday the vessel was slammed by a wave.