Coastguard rescue 7 people from boat on River Dee after blaze cuts off their route to shore.
Seven people were including a 4 year old boy were left stranded in a boat on the River Dee after another boat caught fire and cut off their route to shore.
The intense fire completely destroyed a speedboat on Sunday evening after a it caught fire on Dock Road in Connah’s Quay blocking the route back to shore for the seven
Flint Coastguard Rescue Team stepped in to rescue the seven occupants of the boat on the water who were showing of signs of hypothermia.
Firefighters were called to reports of a blaze on a speedboat outside Deeside Ski Club just after 8.30pm on Sunday.
The fire was believed to be accidental, caused by a ruptured fuel line, the boat was ‘100%’ damaged.
Two appliances from Deeside attended and used three main jets, a hose reel and foam to put out the fire on the speedboat.
Coastguard Officers assisted in recovering all occupants from the waters edge and vessel and handing them over to awaiting Paramedics.
All seven occupants were taken to waiting Ambulances and the Coastguard rescue vehicle to be assessed by paramedics.
Commenting on their Facebook page a member of the Flint Coastguard Rescue Team said:
“Excellent multi agency team work, many thanks to all involved. All units stood down and returned to prospective stations.”