Klitschko rescued from burning yacht in Spain

By Mark Elezaj

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Former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has revealed that he was rescued from a burning yacht with his family in Spain Monday morning.

Klitschko said that the incident, which happened off the coast of Majorca in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday night, forced them to call the Spanish coastguard, who rushed to their rescue.

Klitschko tweeted: “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!”


While recording his video, the former champion said: “We’re in the sea, getting rescued from the Spanish fire department. The boat was on fire and we’re hanging outside.”

Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service confirmed that it did respond to an emergency call, though they declined to provide the identities of the individuals involved because of privacy rules.

They said the yacht was carrying nine people, there was a report of a fire in the engine room and that they were drifting 10 miles southwest of Port Adriano.

Nobody was hurt.

Klitschko has confirmed that he and his family were safe thanks to the Spanish coastguard.

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