Three people were rescued from the waters off Nanaimo after their boat caught fire on Thursday morning.
The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre said it got a call just before 10:30 a.m. about three people in the water just north of Neck Point.
A Coast Guard hovercraft, along with a motor lifeboat, a vessel from the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and a vessel from the Nanaimo Port Authority responded.
The three people were pulled from the water around 11 a.m. and taken to hospital in unknown condition.
The 35-foot pleasure craft eventually washed ashore, where crews with the Nanaimo Fire Department worked to extinguish it.
It’s still unclear how the boat caught fire.