3 men rescued from burning boat near St. Catherines Island

No injuries reported

By Dawn Jorgenson - Graham Media Group

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Three fisherman were rescued Tuesday after their boat caught fire 1 mile east of St. Catherines Island.

The U.S. Coast Guard said it received a call from a crew member around 3:16 p.m. saying their boat had caught fire and was taking on water.

Response boats and a helicopter crew was launched around 3:25 p.m. The helicopter crew was able to hoist the fishermen to safety and take them to Air Station Savannah, where emergency medical service personnel were waiting.

No injuries were reported.

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