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A boater who was severely burned when his craft's engine exploded two months ago on the Mohawk River has died.

Robert Macaulay, 58, died Friday in Westchester Medical Center.

He and his wife, Arlene Macaulay, from Clifton Park, 15 miles north of Albany, suffered first- and second-degree burns over 35 to 40 percent of their bodies after the June 27 explosion.

Mrs. Macaulay remained in Westchester Medical Center Sunday, where a hospital official said she was in good condition.

At the time of the accident, fisherman Ken Messier said that Macaulay caught fire and ran to the back of the boat, but stopped and turned around to retrieve his wife who was also on fire. The couple then jumped into the water and were pulled out by other boaters.

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