3 missing after fishing boat fire off Baja California

3 missing after fishing boat fire off Baja California
This Oct. 20, 2018 still photo taken from video provided by the United States Coast Guard shows a Coast Guard helicopter crew transferring one of two patients to emergency medical services personnel in San Diego, Calif. Coast Guard officials say three people are missing and 15 people were rescued Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 after their fishing boat caught fire south of San Diego. (Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley/United States Coast Guard via AP)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mexican authorities have taken over a search for three people missing in the Pacific off Baja California after a fishing boat caught fire over the weekend.

The U.S. Coast Guard says 15 people were pulled from the water by the crew of San Diego-based charter fishing boat Time Machine, which happened to be near the burning Mexican vessel Saturday night.

The Time Machine’s crew called the U.S. Coast Guard, which sent a helicopter, cutter and 45-foot (13.7 meters) boat. Mexican authorities sent two boats.

A Coast Guard statement says two survivors needed urgent medical attention and were flown by helicopter to San Diego.

The 13 remaining survivors aboard the Time Machine were transferred to a Mexican vessel and taken to the port city of Ensenada south of Tijuana.