"Something ignited and sent a seat and passenger flying towards the console and cracked the deck!"
DESTIN — Four people were rescued Saturday from a sinking boat near East Pass by a good Samaritan and Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies, according to the Coast Guard.
Coast Guard Station Destin and sheriff deputies were called out shortly before 10 a.m. regarding a vessel taking on water and four people who were in the water.
OCSO reported in a Facebook post that a small explosion on the boat caused the incident, noting "Something ignited and sent a seat and passenger flying towards the console and cracked the deck!"
The good Samaritan took two of the people to HarborWalk Marina while the other two stayed with deputies as the damaged vessel was towed in, the Coast Guard reported.
No injuries were reported.