A boat was ablaze at sea off the coast of Nanaimo, leading to a marine rescue of those who had been on board. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin A boat was ablaze at sea off the coast of Nanaimo, leading to a marine rescue of those who had been on board. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Boat catches fire, leading to rescue at sea in Nanaimo

Emergency services responded to location near Morningside Drive at 10:25 a.m. Thursday

A boat was ablaze at sea off the coast of Nanaimo on Thursday morning, leading to a marine rescue of those who had been on board.

Canadian Coast Guard, Nanaimo Port Authority and emergency services responded to a boat fire off of Fillinger Crescent in the Hammond Bay-Neck Point area at 10:25 a.m. Thursday.

A boat was fully engulfed in flame. A witness said three people were in the water but were rescued and transported to the dock at the Pacific Biological Station, and were headed to hospital from there.

For updates, visit www.nanaimobulletin.com.

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