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.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.