Up to six people rescued after boat catches fire off Rottnest Island near #Perth – More Here;

Up to six people have been rescued after their boat caught fire on its way to Rottnest Island, off the coast of Perth, on Boxing Day morning.

Water Police and Volunteer Marine Rescue were called earlier in the day, north of the ‘Windmills’ surf break.

Police said it was unclear whether the occupants had jumped into the water to escape the flames, but said all the occupants were now safe.

It is unclear how much damage the fire caused, but vision shows the 15-metre boat fully engulfed in flames.

More to come.

Source: Up to six people rescued after boat catches fire off Rottnest Island – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)