PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (WSVN) — A good Samaritan rescued eight people on board a boat that caught fire near Port Canaveral, officials said.

U.S. Coast Guard and Titusville Fire crews responded to the scene of the blaze, Sunday afternoon.

According to Coast Guard officials, the good Samaritan pulled everyone on board the vessel to safety.

Four of the occupants were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Officials said the boat later sank about 500 yards outside the port’s channel.

There is no word from officials as to what may have caused the fire.

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