Off-duty police officer rescues 4 from burning boat on Long Island

PORT JEFFERSON, Long Island (WABC) -- An off-duty Suffolk County police officer helped rescue four passengers from a burning boat.

The fire happened in Port Jefferson Harbor just before 1 p.m. Sunday.

Sergeant Michael Guerrisi saw flames coming from the 33-foot Sea Ray. That is when he spotted the four victims in the water, and pulled them onto his personal boat.

The four people, all from Connecticut, suffered non-life threating injuries.

Arson squad detectives are looking into what sparked the fire.

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