Two separate boat explosions in Florida caused several people to suffer serious burn injuries over the weekend. With summer on its way and states starting to re-open public boat ramps, more people will be out on the water. Not only do boaters need to be mindful of water safety, but boats themselves can pose fire and explosions risks.
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Hernando County Boat Explosion Injures 4, Two Teens Hospitalized
A boat explosion in Hernando County injured four people on Saturday, June 27th. A family of five were on board their pontoon boat, which was tied up to a dock located at 4483 Calienta Street. The explosion happened shortly before 9:00 AM when one person tried to start the boat’s motor and a fire ignited. Four people were injured, including two teenagers (ages 15 and 16), who were airlifted to Tampa General Hospital with serious burns. The Hernando County Fire Chief says that the explosion appears to have been caused by a problem with the boat’s engine or fuel line.
Woman Suffers Serious Burns in Biscayne Bay Boat Explosion
A 30-year-old woman suffered serious burn injuries in a boat explosion near Biscayne Bay on Saturday, June 27th. Miami fire rescue crews received calls about a boat explosion at about 9:00 PM. Dive crews located eight passengers who swam to an island off Biscayne Bay. One woman suffered serious burn injuries and was transported to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial.