5 hospitalized after boat fire in Port Jefferson harbor

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Four people from Connecticut were rescued Sunday from a burning boat in Port Jefferson.

The fire started around 12:45 p.m. near the ferry terminal.

The fire chief says four people were on board at the time.

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Flames and thick smoke rose from the boat as the boaters swam away.

Police say an off-duty police sergeant helped rescue them from the water.

A person on a Jet Ski says he also helped bring the victims to shore.

All four boaters and an off-duty public safety officer were taken to the hospital.

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