Five people pulled from the water as boat catches fire

Published: May. 26, 2018 at 7:09 PM EDT
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Multiple agencies responded to a Carteret County boat fire that forced five people into the water Friday afternoon.

The Sea Tow Crystal Coast says a 40 ft. boat in Adams Creek in caught on fire around 2:30 Friday afternoon.

All five passengers were pulled out of the water by people in a nearby boat named the Shine Eye Girl.

Sea Tow Crystal Coast Captain Zach Willis pulled the boat into shallower water and, along with boats from Towboat U.S., used their boat motor to spray water on the fire for about 15 minutes.

That allowed the Beaufort Fire Department, and Cherry Point Fire and Rescue to get on scene and put out the flames.