Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters off Washington coast after their vessel caught fire

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LA PUSH, Washington — Coast Guard crews have rescued two recreational boaters after their 70-foot vessel caught fire near Destruction Island off the Washington coast.

The Coast Guard received a distress call Friday afternoon from a boater reporting that an engine on fire.

Crews from Station Quillayute River at La Push responded to the scene.

The vessel owner, 56-year-old David Roach, and his unidentified wife were treated by local medics. The Coast Guard says Roach suffered smoke inhalation.

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