Officials: 5 rescued when boat overturns; operator charged

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Five people were rescued after a boat overturned on the Great South Bay, and the operator was arrested.

It happened Sunday night about 2 miles south of Hecksher State Park.

Officials say all five were found clinging to the vessel and only two were wearing life jackets. They say no one was hurt.

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The boat's operator, Frank Ciccolella, of East Meadow, was arrested on BWI charges.

All of the occupants refused medical attention.

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