Key West ferry crew rescues family from burning boat

The crew of the Key West Express made a dramatic rescue off Florida on Nov. 20 after a nearby pleasure craft caught fire. The ferry was approximately halfway through its journey from Fort Myers to Key West when the captain changed course to aid passengers in a burning vessel approximately 3 miles away. Arriving at the scene, crew members were able to safely rescue a family of three who had abandoned the burning boat. Jeremy Reed, a passenger aboard the Key West Express, told Yahoo News, “We were just blown away by everything that was going on, and how successful and quickly the crew responded to this emergency.”