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Coast Guard dispatched after boat catches fire in Gulf

An unidentified boat catches fire in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, June 18. (Photo via Facebook/Eric Dumas) An unidentified boat catches fire in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, June 18. (Photo via Facebook/Eric Dumas)
ST. BERNARD PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

Two boaters were rescued after their vessel caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico.

According to the Coast Guard, a may day call came in from the boat on the morning of June 18. A rescue helicopter was dispatched, but a civilian boat arrived first and rescued the two people onboard.

The fire took place near Half Moon Island.

No details were available on how or when the fire started. No injuries were reported.

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