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Two rescued from burning boat in Niagara River

A father and son from the Town of Tonawanda were rescued from a burning boat Wednesday in the Niagara River off Niawanda Park in the City of Tonawanda, according to authorities.

The pair was unhurt, but cold, when they were picked up by another private boat and taken to Tonawanda Island, according to City of Tonawanda Police Capt. Fredric Foels on Wednesday evening.

A City of Tonawanda police boat, along with the Erie County Sheriff's Office and crews from the Grand Island Fire Company, responded to the scene.

The boat burned down to the water line, according to Foels. A cause for the fire had not yet been determined.

The boat engulfed in flames. (Photo courtesy of City of Tonawanda Police)

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