One Dead in Boat Fire

One man has died, as a result of a boat fire at Pier 5 Marina in Brooklyn Bridge Park, cops say. 

Last Saturday, January 9, 86-year-old Archie Joyner of Brooklyn Heights was found unconscious and unresponsive on the 52-foot Jefferson Recreational boat as the FDNY extinguished the fire.  

After Joyner was “hulled” from the boat, cops say, EMS transported him to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

The investigation into the cause of Joyner’s death is still ongoing, and the cause of the fire remains unknown, FDNY says. 

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Anna Conkling

Anna Conkling is a journalist who lives in Brooklyn. She is a senior at The New School majoring in Journalism and Design.

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