A BRITISH couple was rescued off the Almeria coast after their 21.6m yacht caught fire.
The Coastguard and the 112 Emergency Coordination Service received several reports of a flare going up 12 nautical miles east of Carboneras at 11:30pm on Saturday.
The man, 44, and woman, 33, were rescued by a Marine Rescue helicopter around midnight from a life-raft they had transferred into.
The American yacht sank while burning but the couple remained uninjured and did not need to be taken to hospital.
My congratulations to the Sociedad de Salvamento y Seguridad Maritima!!
This boys risks their lives to save others!! Good Job!!!