A Guardia Civil maritime patrol was soon at the scene, in front of Fuentepiedra/Playa de Puerta del Mar (in front of Las Góndolas) and set about tackling the fire.
An eyewitness at the scene said that the fire started with the craft more towards Playa Puerta del Mar and then drifted, ablaze, towards Paseo Reina Sofia. It came to a stop more or less in front of the mouth of the Rio Verde.
It was there that the Guardia vessel approached and extinguished the flames. The two young male occupants were seen to jump from the burning boat as the flames began to really take hold and swam safely to the shore.
Little other information is yet available but this article will be updated as soon as more comes in.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)