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HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – An investigation is underway after a body was found floating near a burning boat in the Intracoastal Waterway in Hollywood.

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Several people, like Karen Rochez, grabbed their cell phones and shot video when they noticed the burning boat drifting down the waterway just south of Sheridan Street around 2 a.m.

“There was a small triangle of flame in the back and within about a minute, I got up to grab my phone and call 911,” said Rochez. “Within a minute the whole boat was engulfed in flames.”

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“It’s done, it’s burnt to a crisp,” said boat captain Gino Checchi. “Hopefully no body got hurt.”

Hollywood firefighters, with assistance from the Coast Guard, put out the flames on the 22-foot boat.

“Initially I thought if somebody is on there they are in trouble,” said Rochez. “But I never saw anyone go in the water. It was dark and there was a lot of very dark, black smoke.”

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After the fire was out the body a male, thought to be in his mid-40s, was pulled from the water near the boat. It was taken to the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office where it will be identified and a cause of death determined.