A sailboat was struck by lightning Friday afternoon as storms moved through the Boston area.
Fire crews arrived at an area in Boston Harbor near Castle Island at about 2 p.m.
Authorities said a fire department boat was already in the area and was able to quickly remove the nine people onboard safely before the United States Coast Guard arrived.
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The lightning knocked out the radio on the sailboat, but a tugboat crew had seen the boat and notified fire officials.