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Boaters rescued after vessel catches fire

By Staff | Apr 13, 2011

Two boaters were rescued Wednesday morning after their vessel caught fire in Charlotte Harbor near Pine Island east of Boca Grande Pass.
The Matlacha-Pine Island Fire Control District received a call from the Charlotte Harbor Fire Department at approximately 11:45 a.m.to assist with a boat fire.
According to Deputy Chief Joe Marzella, the MPIFCD firefighters were the secondary responders and the fire was quickly extinguished with no injuries.
The two occupants of the private craft were transported to safety by a vessel from Sea Tow.
The names of the boaters have not been released.
The U.S. Coast Guard is the agency investigating the cause of the fire, officials said.