Coast Guard

Two People, Dog Escape Boat Fire off Ocean City, NJ Coast

Two people and a dog were rescued from a sailboat that caught fire off the coast of Ocean City, New Jersey, Sunday morning.

Black smoke could be seen billowing from the vessel off Ocean City beaches as the fire burned.

Officials said a mayday call from the boat, which was about three miles east of Ocean City, came in at 10:49 a.m. and Coast Guard personnel from the Atlantic City station responded. Two people and a dog who were on the boat were rescued safely. The cause of the fire was under investigation Sunday afternoon.

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