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Funeral Set For Girl Killed in Boating Accident

Services for Harlie Treanor, 11, of Huntington Station planned for Monday.

What was supposed to be a fun evening of watching fireworks on Oyster Bay ended in tragedy for one Huntington Station family late Wednesday when the boat they were in capsized.

Harlie Treanor, 11, was one of at the mouth of Oyster Bay, reportedly from a combination of waves kicked up by a sudden squall and the wake from other boaters. 

Funeral services have been announced for Treanor. Born in Mineola, Treanor turned 11 on June 10.

Visitation is scheduled Sunday and Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at , located at 934 New York Ave. in Huntington Station.

Funeral services are planned for July 10 at 9:30 a.m. at Connell Funeral Home.

Another of the boating victims, Victoria Gaines, would have started third grade in the fall at Washington school.

Alix Louca July 06, 2012 at 06:02 PM
So sad I live in Huntington Station and have an 11-year-old... my heart breaks for these families.
douglas stretton July 06, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Let's hope this never happens again and my heart goes out to all that have been affected by it. My sincere sympathy to the family and those that have felt the loss.
Maryellen Rattazzi July 09, 2012 at 01:03 AM
This is so tragic my heart goes out to those families.I have two kids 5 & 9 and cannot imagine...prayers to the families to help them cope during this very difficult time.
Philip Mallouk July 12, 2012 at 02:53 PM
@IJCB: there is always a mad dash to get back to the bay after this annual event. I have a 30' cruiser, and my experience is that the confluence of boat wakes, currents and darkness / low visibility can lead to some pretty hairy boat trim challenges on the passage back to home ports. This is especially true with heavy passenger loads; folks that may be moving around and shifting the load, too many people on the fly bridge, raising the center of gravity would make a boat even more unstable. Folks are always in a hurry to get home. The larger cruisers are relatively immune to the swells, but it's a particular challenge for the smaller craft near or over their safe passenger capacity. A prudent captain is aware of all these factors, and will take steps to mitigate the dangers. I feel sorry for all of the victims who suffered through this terrifing event.
Jesse Hirshon July 20, 2013 at 02:28 AM
It is so sad that these things happen. I personally knew Harlie treanor and it's emotional for people who knew her and we all give her our blessings.

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