N.H. Lobster fisherman credited with saving 3 people, 2 dogs from burning yacht near New Castle

An investigation is underway into what caused a 70-foot yacht to burn and sink along the seacoast Saturday. Tom Hadley, of Hollis, said he was in the right place at the right time when his instincts told him to turn his little boat around and see if the yacht showing a bit of smoke needed any help. Hadley has been driving from Hollis to his 18-foot boat on the coast for 17 years. The part-time lobster fisherman now has a tale to tell after what started as checking out smoke from the yacht at the mouth of Little Harbor on Saturday, quickly turned into a harrowing rescue. “By the time I reached the vessel it just burst into flames and was fully engulfed,” Hadley said. “Three people and two dogs were standing on a platform in the stern.” Video, >click to watch/read< 17:59

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