Trusty Whitehead Sr. and Trusty Whitehead II watch as firefighters extinguish a blaze that destroyed theur 355 Carver cruiser  Saturday  at Rivercrest Marina.
Trusty Whitehead Sr. and Trusty Whitehead II watch as firefighters extinguish a blaze that destroyed theur 355 Carver cruiser Saturday at Rivercrest Marina.
A 90-degree afternoon turned even warmer for a New Castle man and his son when their boat caught fire Saurday at a Madison dock and was engulfed in flames.

Trusty Whitehead Sr. and Trusty Whitehead II had moved their 355 Carver cruiser from a marina east of Madison earlier Saturday and had docked the boat at

Rivercrest Marina. Trusty II was working on the boat when a fire ignited. He grabbed a hose and poured water on the fire and thought he had extinguished the blaze. That’s when the flames flared again. Rivercrest Marina personnel attached a line from a pontoon boat and towed the craft to a dock that did not have other boats. By that time, flames had engulfed the craft and Madison firefighters fought the blaze for a little over an hour while they worked hard to stay hydrated in the extreme weather.