WASHINGTON — Ten people were injured when a boat exploded in Calvert County, Maryland on Saturday.
It happened around 6 p.m. in the Spring Cove Marina on Solomons Island. The 38-foot cabin cruiser was fueling at the dock when an unknown source ignited the vessel, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police.
Four adults and one child were taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital. Five others — three adults and two children– were to taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
No word on the extent of those injuries. However, A Fox 5 report said later that none of the injuries were life threatening.
The state fire marshal, along with police, will be on the scene throughout the night to investigate.
“It just puts a damper on things for a lot of people I’m sure,” said Candy Thomson of the Natural Resources Police of Maryland, told CBS news, adding that fueling up is more dangerous than people think. “This is definitely something that you definitely worry about on a Fourth of July weekend.”
She said “this is a big boating state,” and “boats are everywhere” during the summer. “For Maryland, this is our busiest weekend and this is the start of our deadliest month,” she added.
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