Lindenhurst man rescues couple after boat catches fire

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Officials say a Lindenhurst man rescued a Newburgh family after their boat caught fire in the Great South Bay.

The incident happened as the man and woman left Barrett Beach, just east of Fire Island on Tuesday night.

The upstate couple was wearing life jackets as they jumped into the water with their two dogs.

A 70-year-old Lindenhurst man saw the victims and took them onto his boat.

No one was hurt during the incident.

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