L.I. Boy, 14, Dies in Watercraft Accident

The family tells Newsday it was his first time driving a personal watercraft

Monday, May 21, 2012  |  Updated 8:24 AM EDT
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L.I. Boy, 14, Dies in Watercraft Accident

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Police are investigating an accidental drowning.

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A 14-year-old boy died while riding a personal watercraft in Peconic Bay on Long Island.      

His grandfather says Dominic Trionfo of Middle Island got too close to his family's boat and crashed into the anchor chain on Sunday.      

The family tells Newsday
it was his first time driving a personal watercraft. He had recently received his boating license.      

In 2005, New York increased the minimum age for operating a personal watercraft to 14. Before that, children as young as 10 could legally do so.    

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