WOODBURY - Officials say three men are recovering after jumping into the waters south of the Shinnecock Inlet to avoid the raging flames on their boat.

Officials say flames engulfed the 36-foot boat yesterday forcing the three men into the water. The men swam to an inflatable life raft.

Coast Guard members say when they arrived at the scene the men already had signs of mild hypothermia.

Only two of the three men had life vests on.

There is no word on what started the fire.