Six survive burning powerboat in Florida Keys

Good Samaritan rescues six people near Islamorada


FLORIDA KEYS, Fla. – A good Samaritan rescued six people from a burning powerboat Thursday afternoon near Islamorada.

The fire happened near the channel 5 bridge. The U.S. Coast Guard reports the 40-foot turbine vessel had about 400 gallons of diesel fuel aboard. The powerboat is valued at $750,000.

The flames and dark smoke could be seen for miles through the Florida Keys. A 45 second cell phone video was released about 5:30 p.m.