SAN PEDRO (CBSLA) — A man found on a burning yacht was taken in critical condition to a hospital, where he died, authorities said Monday.
The fire was reported at 10:08 p.m. Sunday on a 70-foot yacht at Berth 33 near 22nd and Miner streets, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Amy Bastman said. The patient was in critical condition when taken to a hospital.READ MORE: Some Calif. Residents Face Losing Fire Protection Insurance After Moratorium Protecting Them Expired
Forty-seven firefighters had the fire out in less than half an hour, Bastman said. There was no immediate information about how the fire started.READ MORE: LA County Reports 5 New COVID-19 Deaths; Hospitalizations Hold Steady
The man who died was 65 years old. The cause of death was believed to have been smoke inhalation, coroner’s Investigator Jerry McKibben said.MORE NEWS: Local Unhoused Man Creates Wall Of Bicycles In Koreatown
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