Good Samaritan rescues 2 men, dog from burning boat in the Keys

 

cveiga@MiamiHerald.com

Two men and a dog were rescued from a burning boat Thursday evening, the Coast Guard announced.

According to the Coast Guard:

A good Samaritan called the Coast Guard Sector Key West to report a human and canine crew were on a vessel that was engulfed in flames about eight nautical miles southwest of Marquesas Key.

All aboard the boat escaped into a dinghy and were recovered by the good Samaritan.

The Coast Guard crew aboard the Nantucket then recovered the survivors, bringing them back to shore to receive medical attention. No injuries were reported.

The men said boat’s engine room caught fire, which spread quickly and sunk the ship.

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