2 people rescued from burning sailboat

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SAN DIEGO – Two men were aboard a 27-foot demasted sailboat in Mission Bay when it caught fire Wednesday, fire officials said.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze that broke out on the boat in Mission Bay Channel, near Quivira Court and Quivira Way, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. The sailboat was pulled ashore and dismantled by lifeguards.

A lifeguard helped the two men onto her rescue boat and took them ashore.

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