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Man saved from burning boat in Cape Cod Canal

Bourne firefighters and the Coast Guard worked with other first responders Friday to save a man onboard a burning 36-foot boat in the Cape Cod Canal near the Bourne Bridge, a US Coast Guard official said.

The man, who appeared to be in his 50s, was safely removed from the vessel around noon and was placed on an Army Corps of Engineers boat, Coast Guard spokesperson Zachary Hubb said.

There were no reports of injuries.

The fishing vessel was on the south side of the canal when Bourne firefighters attacked the fire from land, while other agencies fought the fire from the water, Deputy Fire Chief Joe Carrara said.


Pumps were put inside of the burning vessel to remove the water. The boat was towed away for repairs, Carrara said.

The boat was lodged on rocks in the water, but Bourne police said in a Facebook message they could not confirm whether the boat caught on fire before or after getting stuck on the rocks.

A vessel from the Cape Cod Canal Coast Guard station was directing vessel traffic, Hubb said.

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