Two rescued from burning boat near Galveston

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Two passengers were rescued from a burning boat off the Galveston coast on Saturday afternoon. (KTRK)

The Coast Guard rescued two people off a burning boat near Galveston Saturday.

A nearby boater saw smoke around 12:45 p.m. and notified the Coast Guard, who launched a response. They found a 44-foot sports boat on fire with two people on board.

Both people were safely rescued from the boat, which continued to burn for several hours.

Authorities are still working to determine the cause of the fire.

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