Good Samaritan rescues five people after boat catches fire

The Coast Guard captured video of a good Samaritan rescuing five people after their 74-foot fishing boat caught fire 16 miles west of Crystal River on Saturday.

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. -- A good Samaritan rescued five people after their 74-foot fishing boat caught fire 16 miles west of Crystal River on Saturday.

The good Samaritan was aboard the fishing boat Double D nearby and was able to help all five people from their life raft. They were taken to the Suwannee Marina.  

A Coast Guard helicopter rescue swimmer checked on the five people rescued. None of them were injured. 

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