Yacht named 'Elusive' burns down, sinks into river: Video

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Posted at 2:31 PM, Jun 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-19 15:40:57-04

(CNN) — No one was hurt when a 70-foot yacht burst into flames and sank in waters between Maine and New Hampshire.

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Authorities say the yacht, called 'elusive' sank in the Piscataqua River near Kittery, Maine Saturday.

It was heading to Wentworth marina when a passenger saw that black smoke billowing from the ship’s lower deck,

Within minutes, the boat was shrouded in smoke, passengers told state police.

Three passengers — age 67-year-old Arthur Watson, 57-year-old Diane Watson, and 33-year-old Jarrod Tubbs — as well as two family dogs, jumped overboard as the boat was engulfed in flames.

They were treated at a nearby hospital and were released.

The cause of the is unknown.