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Idaho man dies from injuries sustained in boat fire

Associated Press

POCATELLO – A Pocatello man has died from injuries he sustained in a boat fire three weeks ago.

The Idaho State Journal reported 52-year-old Tyvan Schmitt suffered severe burns when a boat on a trailer caught fire after it was filled with fuel at a convenience store. Despite his injuries, Schmitt managed to drive the pickup and burning boat away from the gas pumps.

Schmitt was flown to Salt Lake City for medical treatment, and he died there Friday.

The newspaper reports Schmitt was a well-known entrepreneur in eastern Idaho.

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