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1 injured after boat catches fire off Peanut Island in Riviera Beach

Man taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center for minor burns
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Posted at 5:34 PM, Dec 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-31 00:36:21-05

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — A man is recovering from minor burns after a boat caught fire Friday afternoon near Peanut Island.

The fire was reported at around 3:40 p.m. Riviera Beach Fire Rescue said six to seven passengers were on board when the fire started.

Rescue crews transported a man to St. Mary’s Medical Center for minor burns, while fire crews extinguished the flames.

Witness Bill Westley told WPTV the boat captain started the engine and got blown off the boat.

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Boat fire near Peanut Island.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.