Coast Guard Responds to Boat Fire Off Fort Pierce

MIAMI, FL – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Air Station Miami responded to a report of a 61-foot boat on fire approximately 50 miles east of Fort Pierce last night.

Three people on board the burning vessel abandoned ship and were found in their life raft by a Good Samaritan vessel.

All three persons were safely hoisted to a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter and are presently enroute to St. Lucie County International Airport. No medical services were requested.

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