School kids rescued from burning boat

March 21, 2024 11:15 am in by
File image [Geelong Broadcasters].

School children are among 22 people rescued from a burning boat off Queenscliff.

Police believe the engine bay of the vessel may have caught fire around 8.30am Thursday.

A Searoad Ferry and a Parks Victoria boat were on scene to safely evacuate those on board.

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No-one was hurt in the incident and the boat will be towed to Queenscliff.

Police are not treating the blaze as suspicious.