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70-Foot Yacht Sinks After Flames Engulf Vessel

The Elusive yacht on fire prior to sinking in the Piscataqua River, New Hampshire, US, on June 18.

The Elusive yacht on fire prior to sinking in the Piscataqua River, New Hampshire, US, on June 18.

Source: New Hampshire State Police

New Castle, N.H. (AP) -- A 70-foot yacht burned and sank in New Hampshire, sending three people to the hospital, authorities said.

The vessel, the Elusive, was on the Piscataqua River heading toward a marina in New Castle around 4 p.m. Saturday when a passenger noticed black smoke below deck, the New Hampshire Department of Safety said in a statement.