86-Year-Old Man Hurt in Milford Boat Fire

An 86-year-old man suffered burns to his face when a sailboat burst into flames in Milford on Friday afternoon.

Dispatchers from 911 received a call around noon reporting a fire on a 25-foot sailboat. Milford's Marine 1 fire boat and the Coast Guard responded.

When they arrived, they found the boat, fully engulfed in flames, at the mouth of Milford Harbor.

The victim, an 86-year-old man, was taken to the Milford Yacht Club docks, where medical personnel evaluated him and determined that he had superficial burns to his face.

The man was then transported to Bridgeport Hospital for further treatment.

Milford's Marine 1 fire boat put out the fire and the burned boat was towed to the Milford Yacht Club dock.

The boat is a total loss and the cause of the fire is under investigation.


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