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Firefighters called to put out a fire aboard a 35-foot cabin cruiser at Terminal Island Monday found a person dead inside, authorities said.

Firefighters were called at 4:05 a.m. to Berth 258 at the Port of Los Angeles at Terminal Island, Los Angles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

The boat was well-involved in flames when firefighters arrived, Humphrey said. They put out the flames in 16 minutes, then discovered a person deceased aboard the boat, which was still afloat, he said.

No details about the victim were reported.

No other injuries were reported and firefighters were conducting a detailed search of the boat, Humphrey said.

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