The coroner’s office Saturday released the name of a man found on a burning yacht at Los Angeles Harbor in San Pedro and taken to a hospital where he died.

He was Mark Matthews, 65, of Kingsburg, a city in Fresno County.

The fire was reported at 10:08 p.m. Sunday on a 70-foot yacht at Berth 33 near 22nd and Miner streets, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Amy Bastman. The patient was in critical condition when taken to a hospital.

It took 47 firefighters 27 minutes to put out the flames, Bastman said.

The cause of death was deferred pending additional investigation, according to the coroner’s website.

–City News Service

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