Boat catches fire in Peel inlet

Photo: David Casello
Photo: David Casello

Five people on board a burning boat in the Peel inlet were rescued by passers-by on Saturday.

The Department of Fire and Emergency services and the Department of Transport attempted to extinguish the fire, however the boat sank.

The fire, in the Sticks Channel, is not being treated as suspicious, and the Department of Transport will conduct further investigation into the cause.

The fire started at about 3.10pm.

More to come.