- Associated Press - Saturday, August 16, 2014

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say four people have been rescued from a burning boat off Malibu.

Coast Guard spokesman Michael Turanitza says someone aboard the 40-foot boat Dukella made a mayday call shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday after the vessel caught fire about two miles south of Paradise Cove.

He said a joint rescue involving the Coast Guard and Los Angeles County lifeguards was launched, but another boat that was about a half mile from the burning boat got to the scene first. The three adults and one child were pulled from a life raft onto the boat.

No injuries were reported.

Turanitza said Dukella was fully engulfed in flames and sank down 200 feet of water.



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