Ex-boxer Klitschko rescued at sea after yacht fire off Spanish coast
The 43-year-old Ukrainian said his group was evacuated from a motor yacht in the Mediterranean Sea.
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko has said his boat trip off Spain with family and friends was cut short after a fire broke out on board.
The 43-year-old Ukrainian said in a tweet that the group was evacuated from the motor yacht in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday night.
Be careful what you wish for: fate took my wish for “some #adrenalin” a bit too literally and our boat-trip Sunday night ended up in our boat #igniting and family & friends being evacuated by coast guard and fire rescue-team. No worries: we are all fine! #theroofisonfire #song😱 pic.twitter.com/sGN7xfG5JM— Klitschko (@Klitschko) June 25, 2019
Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service confirmed it responded to an emergency call, although a spokeswoman declined to provide the identities of those involved because of privacy rules.
She told the Associated Press the yacht carrying nine people reported a fire in its engine room and was drifting 10 miles south west of Port Adriano, on the island of Majorca. Nobody was hurt.