It happened Friday around 2 p.m. in Thunder Bay.
The two people on board the 18-foot boat called Mayday and agencies worked together using the Urgent Marine Information Broadcast (UMIB).
A Good Samaritan, who was an off-duty firefighter and paramedic from Green Bay, Wisconsin, helped rescued the boaters and started giving them medical care.
The victims were taken by the Good Samaritan to the shore to meet the ambulance.
A 55-year-old man was burned in the fire, while a second person on board was treated for less severe injuries.
M/V Lady Michigan, a commercial tour vessel in the area heard the call for help and was able to help extinguish the fire.
“Today’s events were a reminder that UMIBs save lives,” said Captain Anthony Jones, Sector Commander. “The Coast Guard cannot perform its missions alone across the vast maritime environment. We are grateful for the maritime public and the assistance they provided.”Alpena County Sheriff deputies, U.S. Coast Guard and Michigan DNR conservation officers were all involved with handling the boat fire.
The recreational vessel ultimately sank.
The Coast Guard is now working closely with local authorities, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, and NOAA regarding the situation.
No pollution was reported according to the U.S. Coast Guard.