Three men were rescued after their boat caught fire in...

Three men were rescued after their boat caught fire in the Great South Bay south of Great River on Saturday morning. Credit: Suffolk County Police Department

Three men were rescued from the Great South Bay after their boat caught fire Saturday morning, Suffolk County police said.

Police Marine Bureau officers responded to the scene about a mile south of Great River's Timber Point at 9:43 a.m. and found the 2014 Rodman cruiser fully engulfed in flames.

Police said the passengers, David Collins, of East Patchogue; Michael Flemming, of Farmingville; and Inshaw Khan, of Shirley; had already evacuated the boat and were aboard a nearby good Samaritan’s vessel.

The men were transferred to a police boat and were not injured, officials said.

Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers extinguish a fire that...

Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers extinguish a fire that broke out in a boat carrying thee men in the Great South Bay south of Great River on Saturday morning. Credit: Suffolk County Police Department

A police boat extinguished the blaze and East Islip, Bayport and Great River fire departments also responded to the scene, according to a news release.

The boat was impounded. Police did not say what started the fire.

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