An outing turned dangerous for several people whose vessel went up in flames Saturday on the Hudson River.
Smoke was seen coming from the boat as emergency responders sprayed down the fire, NBC New York reported.
Despite the danger, the entire group on board the yacht was saved thanks to a citizen who acted quickly under pressure.
The person helped the group make it to an NYPD rescue vessel once it arrived on the scene.
In a social media post on Saturday evening, the U.S. Coast Guard said crews responded to the incident that happened in the vicinity of 79th Street.
“7 people on the 48 foot yacht were rescued by a good Samaritan. No injuries reported,”
It was not long before the yacht sank deeper into the water and eventually disappeared beneath the surface:
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