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Sailor dies after fire on Toledo-based tugboat

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TORONTO, ONTARIO (WTOL) - A sailor traveling from Toledo to New York State died Wednesday in a Toronto hospital after a fire on the tugboat.

The Canadian Broadcasting Company Press reports the boat is U.S.-flagged Patrice McAllister and that it caught fire Tuesday in Lake Ontario.

The other five members of the crew were taken off by a Canadian Coast Guard boat.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada and U.S. maritime safety authorities.

The man's identity has not yet been released. The U.S. Coast Guard says the victim was the boat's chief engineer.

 

 

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