Man suffers 3rd-degree burns after boat catches fire in Beaufort

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BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) – A man who was working on a boat at a dry dock in Beaufort suffered third-degree burns on his arms after the boat caught fire Friday morning.

The fire on the boat started around 10:30 a.m. at Jarrett Bay Boatworks.

The Beaufort Fire Department said the man was working on the engine in the bottom of a 33-foot speed boat when it caught fire.

The man was taken by helicopter to Carteret General Hospital.

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