2 Rescued From Burning Boat West of Point Loma

Navy and Coast Guard crews rescued two people from a burning boat Tuesday west of Point Loma.

The Coast Guard received a report at 11:15 am. that a fire had broken out on a 45-foot recreational boat, the Happy II, about 17 miles west of Point Loma, according to a news release from the Coast Guard.

Guardsmen issued an alert to other boaters in the area and sent a response boat.

The U.S.S. Green Bay happened to be in the area and responded to the fire and sent an inflatable boat with a rescue team, the Coast Guard said.

That team brought one of the passengers onto the inflatable boat, while the other person was rescued by a passerby boat called the Allison Grace.

Both people were taken to back to San Diego via the Coast Guard’s response boat. No one was hurt, the Coast Guard news release said. 

Here is video of the burning boat from the Coast Guard:

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