Huntington Beach

Boat fire dunks six people


A boat fire in Huntington Harbour Sunday afternoon forced six people to jump into the water and be rescued by a nearby boater.

According to the Huntington Beach Fire Department – which oversees marine safety in the city – the incident came at around 12:48 p.m. near Peter’s Landing. The owner of the boat swam to a nearby dock and called 911.

The victims were picked up and brought to a dock.

A HBFD Marine Safety Captain was on the scene nearby and began treating the victims until paramedics arrived. Four people were taken to local hospital. One patient signed out against medical advice and another refused any medical care.

The boat was towed to the nearby Sunset Aquatic Park by the Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol boat, whose investigators will be performing an inquiry into its causes. They will be joined in that investigation by the HBFD and the Orange County Fire Authority.

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