Jet Skiers pull burning boat away from other boats, homes

MARBLEHEAD, Ohio (AP) — Several Jet Skiers came to the rescue after a burning boat drifted toward other boats and lakeside homes in Ohio.

The Coast Guard says the boat was receiving gas at Catawba Landing fuel dock Sunday when it caught fire.

The vessel was released from the dock, but it started drifting toward other boats and homes. That’s when people on Jet Skis grabbed a line from the boat and pulled it to a safer area.

The Danbury Township Fire Department says the boat burned to the waterline and sank. The owner of the boat and a gas attendant were both hospitalized for minor injuries, but have since been released.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is investigating the fire. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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