HARWICH (CBS) — A boater had to be rescued after his vessel caught fire off Cape Cod Sunday morning.

Harwich fire officials said the engine of a 24-foot fiberglass boat sparked a fire about a quarter mile off shore.

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The boat occupant was rescued by the harbormaster, officials said. He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital, where his condition was not known.

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A boat fire off Harwich (Photo credit Jake O'Callaghan/CWN)

A boat fire off Harwich (Photo credit Jake O’Callaghan/CWN)

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The fire was extinguished and the boat sank.