OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A fire broke out on a sport fishing boat, and it sank just off the coast of Ocean City.
Coast Guard officials say the 46-foot Sea Witch boat caught fire just before 3 p.m. Saturday. Two passengers were rescued by a nearby charter boat.READ MORE: Protests Continued In Maryland Saturday Over A SCOTUS Decision To Overturn Roe V. Wade
Shane McGinnis, captain of the Salty Sons charter boat, tells The Daily News that smoke was billowing from the burning vessel. McGinnis could barely see people on the back deck as his boat approached. McGinnis says he and his family were able to pull a man and women onto the charter boat.READ MORE: Man Found Dead Near His Walker On Anne Arundel County Roadway Saturday, Police Say
McGinnis says the damaged boat sank when a giant wave hit it as a tow boat was preparing to pull it to shore.
The cause of the fire was not immediately determined.MORE NEWS: Man Shot In Joppatowne Saturday, Sheriff's Office Says
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