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Burned boat to be removed from Charleston Harbor

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston Coast Guard says the 37-foot Sea Ray vessel that burned and sunk into the Charleston Harbor Thursday afternoon will be removed Saturday.

Authorities say Salmon's Salvage Company will attempt to remove the boat from the Harbor. The cause of the fire is still unknown. The Coast Guard will be supervising the removal of the boat.

According to the Coast Guard, they received a distressed call for the crew aboard the Wild Blue Yonder at around 5:19 p.m. in referenced to a fire near the Ravenel Bridge with four people aboard.

Authorities say a Good Samaritan saw the fire and rescued the people from the burning boat to safety on their vessel. No one was injured.

Fire fighting boat crews from North Charleston, Mt. Pleasant and Sullivan's Island were also on scene and assisted with putting out the flames.

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