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Coast Guard, Good Samaritans Rescue 5 From Vessel Fire

BIG SABLE POINTE, Michigan – Five people on a burning boat have some good Sarmaritans to thank for a water rescue Tuesday.

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a call for help as a fire raged on a vessel near Big Sable Point, Michigan, as they made their way to the scene they passed a good Samaritan who had brought the five people safely on his boat.

The 31-foot Tiara Cabin Cruiser was fully engulfed and eventually sank in 75 feet of water.

Boat Fire (Photo_U.S. Coast Guard District 9)
Photo/U.S. Coast Guard District 9

One passenger, experiencing possible smoke inhalation, was transferred to the Coast Guard and transported to local emergency medical services for further medical evaluation.

A Ludington Fire boatcrew arrived on scene to assist in extinguishing the fire.

The Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan issued a safety marine information broadcast and is continuing to monitor the situation.

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