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9 passengers OK following boat fire on Sarasota Bay

Everyone is accounted for, according to Sarasota police.
Credit: Sarasota Police Department

SARASOTA, Fla. — Nine passengers were safely brought to shore following a boat fire on Sarasota Bay, according to police.

It happened Saturday morning about 350 yards west of the 10th Street boat ramp, the Sarasota Police Department tweeted.

Police say a 24-foot boat caught fire. Officers, plus other people nearby, were able to bring everyone back to dry land. 

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Editor's note: The Sarasota Police Department initially said 12 people were on board the boat. There were nine, the department has since reported.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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