Family Saved From Burning Boat on Kentucky Lake
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MARSHALL COUNTY, KY - No one was hurt Thursday afternoon after a boat caught fire on Kentucky Lake in Marshall County.

The East Marshall Fire Department says firefighters were called to a boat fire along with responders from the South Marshall Fire Department, Fairdealing Olive Fire Department, Marshall County Rescue Squad and the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.

Witnesses said a fisherman in a nearby boat was able to throw life preservers to a family of four right after they dove from their burning runabout into the water. They climbed aboard the fisherman's pontoon and he got them to safety. 

The family reportedly escaped without injury. The burning boat eventually sank.

The cause of the fire is unclear at this time.

Published 05:35 PM, Thursday Aug. 03, 2017
Updated 09:32 PM, Friday Aug. 04, 2017

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