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A 30-40-foot-long cabin cruiser fishing boat burns on Tuesday, May 17, off the coast of Leo Carrillo State Beach near Malibu. Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media
Chris Bashaw, Editor
10:54 am PDT May 17, 2016

Two boaters and a dog were rescued Tuesday, May 17, from a fishing boat engulfed in flames less than a mile off the coast of Leo Carrillo State Beach.

Captain Mike Lindbery of the Ventura County Fire Department said the boat’s occupants moved into the water near their burning vessel, and were picked up by a nearby recreational boater. From that vessel, the occupants were transferred to a Coast Guard boat and taken to Channel Islands Harbor.

Lindbery said he could not confirm if the boaters sustained injuries or not.