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Three die in Long Island boating crash

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  • Two men and a woman are killed when boat runs aground off Long Island, New York
  • Seven people reportedly aboard boat when it struck marshland
  • Impact ejects some passengers, U.S. Coast Guard says
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NEW YORK (CNN) -- Three people have been killed after a boat ran aground off Long Island, New York.

Seven people were aboard the 40-foot craft when it struck marshland and ran aground just before 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday, the Nassau County Police Department said.

The impact ejected several passengers, said Petty Officer Barbara Patton of the U.S. Coast Guard.

The boat's operator, a man in his 60s, died at the scene, while another man and one woman were pronounced dead at local hospitals, Nassau County police said.

Boating accidents are a major concern of the Coast Guard, Patton said, and the agency urges boaters to exercise caution and carry survival gear on their vessels.

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