Police say an 11-year-old boy who was on the Autism spectrum has died when a boat caught fire at a dock in Stuart.

Charlie Birely's parents tried to rescue their son as the boat became engulfed in flames Sunday morning on the St. Lucie River.

Police say the parents were burned so badly, they had to be taken to a Miami hospital.   

Friends of the family have started a foundation in the name of Charlie Birely at Sea Coast Bank.

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