FORT MYERS (CBSMiami) — U.S. Coast Guard crews saved a 70-year old man after a sailboat explosion in Back Bay overnight.READ MORE: Have You Seen This Woman? Andreae Lloyd Missing After Being Abducted From Miami-Dade Home
Just before 2 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard responded to reports a sailboat exploded with a man on board.
At some point, the sailboat had come free from its mooring and caught another sailboat on fire behind a Fort Myers restaurant called Salty Sam’s.READ MORE: Jury Reaches Verdict Of Manslaughter In Dayonte Resiles Murder Trial, Then Goes Back To Deliberating Room
When crews arrived, they rescued the 70-year old man who had minor burns. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment while crews worked to put out the blaze.
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Lee County Sheriff’s Office is trying to find out what caused the explosion.