WATCH: Daring night rescue of crew from blazing boat at sea 30 miles off coast of Spain

BLAZING BOAT: Five people winched to safety. Photo credit: Twitter / @salvamentogob

FIVE people, with advanced signs of hypothermia, have been winched to safety from a liferaft after their boat burst into flames in the early hours of yesterday (Wednesday) morning.

The crew of the fishing boat, Roymar, took to a liferaft in total darkness after their vessel burst into flames off the coast of Galicia in northern Spain.

Spain’s Salvamento Marítimo, maritime rescue service, and the coastguard service of Galicia were alerted at 1.13am and rushed to the scene.


The rescued crew were taken by helicopter to Celeiro where they received medical attention from a fleet of ambulances.

Meanwhile, attempts were made to control the fire on the boat to try and prevent it from sinking.

The efforts were unsuccessful and the boat finally sank just after midday.

SINKING FEELING: The fishing boat just before it sank. Photo credit: Twitter / @salvamentogob


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