6 rescued when 2 boats collide off Jones Beach

Six people, including three children, tumbled overboard into the water Wednesday evening when two boats crashed near Jones Beach.

Six people, including three children, tumbled overboard into the water Wednesday evening when two boats crashed near Jones Beach.

Six people, including three children, tumbled overboard into the water Wednesday evening when two boats crashed near Jones Beach. (8/24/16)

JONES BEACH - Six people, including three children, tumbled overboard into the water Wednesday evening when two boats crashed near Jones Beach.

A 14-foot vessel collided with a 23-foot vessel offshore, according to the Coast Guard. The people who fell were all on the smaller boat.

Officials say a good Samaritan and the people aboard the larger vessel helped rescue the victims. One person sustained a minor injury.

The operator of the 23-foot vessel reported being blinded by the sun before the accident.

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