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Coast Guard saves three people from boat fire

Posted at 3:11 PM, Mar 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-17 19:16:17-04

SANIBEL, Fla. — The Coat Guard has rescued three people on Thursday after a 63-foot shrimp boat caught fire
off Fort Myers Beach.

The survivors were transferred by a Coast Guard Station boat crew.

According to the report, the Coast Guard made it to the scene first but were unable to extinguish the flames themselves so they rescued the three survivors while fire boat crews from Sanibel, Cape Coral, Estero, and Lee County took care of the flames.

According to the report, the Coast Guard has dewatered the vessel and is monitoring for pollution.

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