Boat fire, rescue caught on video


Coast Guard rescues passengers from smoke-filled boat. (San Diego-sector U.S. Coast Guard)

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SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard released video Wednesday of two people being rescued from a burning boat off the coast of Point Loma.

Two passengers were aboard a boat 17 miles off the coast of San Diego and called for help.

The USS Green Bay was in the area and assisted crews aboard a Coast Guard helicopter and boat Tuesday. They extinguished the fire and transported the two people back to San Diego.

No one was injured.

The cause of the fire and amount of damage was unknown.

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