Fishing boat sinks near Port Townsend, fisherman suffers burn injuries

Seattle’s KOMO News reports that a fishing boat caught fire and three fisherman were rescued, but not without escaping injury, by a passing boat. All three men were treated by East Jefferson Fire-Rescue after the boating accident. One man’s burn injuries were so severe that he was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment.

According to a report in the Peninsula Daily News, the boat caught on fire after a propane tank exploded. The boat, the Kemo Sabay, is owned by Scott Kimmel who runs New Day Fisheries Inc. of Port Townsend.

After the fire broke out, the fisherman ran to the bow of the vessel and waved down a passing boat.

After the rescue, the Coast Guard attempted to extinguish the blaze on the boat and save the vessel but it sank.

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