5 people rescued from boat fire in Boston Harbor

BOSTON (WHDH) - The U.S. Coast Guard, local fire crews, and a good Samaritan worked together to save five people when a boat went up in flames in Boston Harbor.

The Coast Guard said five people were rescued from a 32-foot recreational boat about 7:10 p.m.

There were no injuries.

“Five people on board, all of them safely pulled off the vessel by that good Samaritan. Awesome job by that person (and) very brave of them to come alongside like that with an active fire,” Petty Officer Robert Letts said. “Very relieved they were safely off the boat (and) very happy they were able to safely get off and everything was OK.”