Sailor dies in Toronto hospital after tugboat fire

The U.S. Coast Guard says a sailor injured in a tugboat fire on Lake Ontario has died.

The U.S. Coast Guard says a sailor injured in a tugboat fire on Lake Ontario has died.

Six people were aboard the U.S.-flagged Patrice McAllister when it caught fire while travelling from Toledo, Ohio, to a port in New York state early Tuesday.

The boat's chief engineer, whose name isn't being released by the Coast Guard, died today in a Toronto hospital.

The fire on the 32-metre vessel happened in Canadian waters southwest of Kingston, about 10 kilometres from Petrie Point.

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.