VIDEO: 5 rescued from burning boat off Florida's Gulf Coast

Posted at 1:23 PM, Apr 03, 2017

(CNN) - A good Samaritan helped rescue five people Saturday after their boat caught fire off Florida's Gulf Coast.

The group abandoned the fishing boat and jumped into a raft to escape the flames.

A Coast Guard helicopter lowered a rescue diver to their life raft to check on them.


But just as they arrived, a man in a nearby fishing boat was able to pick up all five survivors and get them to shore safely.

No one was hurt.

Courtesy of CNN Newsource