3 individuals, 2 canines leap ship after New Hampshire yacht erupts in flames - new york post

a large yacht caught hearth on a new Hampshire river Saturday and sank after three people and two canines jumped overboard.

The community have been onboard the seventy two-foot vessel, named the Elusive, on their approach to a marina on the Piscataqua River in New fort when they seen black smoke coming from under the deck at around four p.m., the new Hampshire department of protection spoke of.

The three individuals in addition to their two dogs jumped into the river as the Elusive went up in flames. All five had been rescued by way of first rate Samaritans on regional boats.

The three boaters — recognized as Arthur Watson, sixty seven, and Diane Watson, 57, of recent Canaan, Connecticut and Jarrod Tubbs, 33, of Jupiter, Florida — have been taken to a nearby hospital, treated and released.

The yacht — proven engulfed in flames and dark smoke in pictures shared with the aid of the Coast safeguard — ultimately drifted into Maine waters the place it sank about two hours after the preliminary 911 call.

Authorities are investigating the explanation for the fireplace.

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