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Memorial Day weekend is busy for rescuers

The Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to both summer and the boating season in the northern U.S. states.

The holiday weekend is also historically a busy time for tow boat captains and first-responders as pleasure boaters take to the water in droves.

On New York’s Long Island, a woman was injured in hit-and-run boat crash when the 23-foot Sea Ray powerboat she was aboard slammed into a bank of rocks at the entrance to the Patchogue River at about 9:20 p.m., according to the Suffolk County Police Department.

Witnesses told police that up to seven people were riding the 1987-vintage vessel when it crashed into the jetty, according to a report by Fios1 News.

In Miami, police said they are looking for a 26-year-old woman they said was missing from a boat.

Police said they received a call Sunday evening from a man who said that when he docked his 30-foot Concept vessel at Matheson Hammocks Marina at about 11 p.m., he realized that the woman he had aboard was missing.

Bruce told police he had thought Lamar was sleeping in the cabin on board the boat when they docked after being out on Biscayne Bay, according to a report by 11 Alive News.

In central California, one child is dead and several other people were injured in a boating accident on the San Joaquin River near Lathrop, investigators said.

Five adults and five children were riding in the boat when it hit a rock under water, according to preliminary findings.

Several children, who were all wearing life preservers, were thrown from the boat, according to a report by Fox 40 News.