Three rescued after boat catches fire

A 40-foot boat that set out from French Creek Thursday burst into flames, sending two adults and a youth about 12 into the water. The adults were clutching fenders from the boat and the youth had a lifejacket on when they were picked up after about 45 minutes by the coast guard, said Nanaimo RCMP Const. Gary O’Brien.

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The trio was taken to Departure Bay Beach, where an ambulance was waiting. No details on their condition was available.

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