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Three Rescued After Boat Fire

Three Rescued After Boat Fire

Egmont Key, Fla.-(970 WFLA)-Three men are lucky to be alive after their 36 foot boat caught fire near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.  

The boat was fully engulfed in flames when the three men on board decided to jump into the water.  A Coast Guard Helicopter was called in to assist with the rescue, but was called off when St. Pete Fire-Rescue reported the men had been pulled from the water.  

The three men say they were able to tread water until emergency crews arrived to pull them to safety.  The three were transported to O'Neill's Marina to be checked out.  Two of the boaters are reported to have minor injuries.

The cause of the boat fire is under investigation.


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