Emergency workers converge at the scene of a boat fire Saturday afternoon in Cypress Bay on Kentucky Lake. According to Chief Reggie Coles of the Paris Landing Volunteer Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched the the fire scene about 3 p.m. to 140 Cypress Heights Lane. On arrival, firefighters found a 30-foot Cabin Cruiser drifting in the bay with light smoke coming from the engine compartment. Bystanders reported that everyone was off the boat, and had left the scene in another boat. The fire was extinguished with assistance from the Paris Henry County Rescue Squad and Calloway County Fire and Rescue, and the boat was towed to shore. The exact cause has not been determined but appears to be accidental. Damage is estimated at $5,000. The boat's owner, Brian Johnson of Dover, could not be reached by firefighters at the time of the report. Paris Landing firefighters responded with three trucks and eight firefighters, and were on the scene for and hour and a half. The Paris-Henry County Rescue Squad had two boats and five squad members on the scene, while Calloway County Fire and Rescue responded with three boats and eight firefighters.
A 56-year-old man was badly burned when a fire broke out Wednesday morning on a boat docked at a marina near the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, authorities said
The blaze broke out at about 7:50 a.m. in dock B of the Farley State Marina and was put out within minutes by the Atlantic City Fire Department and the U.S. Coast, Guard, a State Police spokesman said. The boat was badly damaged, while a vessel next to it sustained less serious damage.
The man was brought to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City with second-degree burns, authorities said. No one else was hurt.
A local couple tells Action News Jax they helped save a stranded boater’s life. Deputies said the man had a medical issue.
“He had shot off flares and nobody even stopped or anything, checked on him. He said he waved at people, nobody responded to him,” said Paulette Henderson.
Paulette and Joe Henderson said they quickly jumped into the man’s boat help after they said he told them he used a flare gun and tried to get other boater’s attention for nearly two hours.
“At one point I bet he passed out 10 times with me. One point he was puking, I was very scared for him,” said Paulette Henderson.
The 55-year-old man told them he had an electrical fire on his boat. Deputies said he either suffered from a heart attack or an electrical shock. The man wasn’t getting any better, so Joe Henderson called the Coast Guard.
The Hendersons said they were about 12 miles off the coast. They said they stayed with the man for about an hour and a half or so until the Coast Guard arrived. They said they are just thankful they got to the man when they did.
“Ain’t telling how far he would’ve drifted out to sea, because he was going out to the tide as tide was going out,” said Joe Henderson.
Coming to someone’s aid – it’s supposed to be the right thing to do. Joe Henderson hopes in the future, it won’t take two hours for someone to do it.
“When you see people out there in distress, go to them, help them,” he said.
Action News Jax talked to the victim over the phone on Wednesday. He just got home from the hospital and is doing OK, but still a little weak.
A tugboat fire temporarily closed portions of La. 1 south of Golden Meadow today, Port Authority officials said.
Around 9:45 a.m. fire crews from Lafourche Fire District 3 began running a hose across the highway to battle the blaze, which occurred on a 65-foot tugboat, authorities said.
The fire was contained to the vessel’s galley area and was quickly extinguished, officials said.
No injuries were reported.
Authorities are investigating the cause of a boat fire in the Delaware River on Monday afternoon. The fire sent plumes of black smoke into the afternoon sky.
Fire crews received a call just after 6 p.m. for a boat fire at Dredge Harbor in Delran. Officials say there were no injuries.
Crews remain on scene and are currently investigating the cause of the fire.
Florida wildlife officials are investigating a boat fire that left five people bobbing in Lake Iamonia on Sunday afternoon.
The 24-foot Chaparral caught fire at about 4 p.m. on the weed-filled lake in northern Leon County, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Adam Shannon, the 26-year-old boat operator, and passengers John Shannon, Michael Johnson, Allison Johnson and Erin Clenney got in the water and began swimming for shore.
A cell-phone video shows black smoke billowing over the lake shortly after the rescue. Another boater picked up the swimmers and took them to Bull Headley boat ramp. No injuries were reported.
Five people were injured when a passenger boat exploded on the Lake of the Ozarks Saturday afternoon.
Troopers responded to reports of a boat explosion and flash fire at the Millstone Marina Gas dock just after 2:15 p.m., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The incident report said the explosion happened when the driver started the boat after filling it with fuel. Investigators found the boat did not have time to properly ventilate. The boat also suffered a separate mechanical failure.
Officials said one man was ejected from the boat when it exploded. He landed in the water where he was later rescued.
Carl Harris, 42, was taken by life flight to University Hospital in serious condition, officials said.
The boat's driver 71-year-old Robert Baber, 6-year-old Kathryn Harris, 39-year-old Patrick Baber, and 48-year-old Cynthia Harris were all taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital in moderate condition, officials said.
Kathryn Harris was the only person on the boat wearing a safety device, according to the incident report.
All five victims are from Kansas City, officials said.
Crews rescued six people who were aboard a boat that caught fire off Silver Strand Beach on Saturday evening.
The incident was reported shortly after 5:50 p.m. near Silver Strand Beach
The six people aboard the boat included one child, authorities said. The fire was reported to be extinguished before authorities reached the vessel.
Channel Islands Harbor Patrol responded to the boat in distress to tow it back to Channel Islands Harbor. No injuries or pollution were reported as a result of the incident.
Jeremy Childs is a breaking news and public safety reporter covering the night shift for the Ventura County Star. He can be reached by calling 805-437-0208 or emailing email@example.com.
An early morning fire destroyed a 45-foot ocean yacht in Calvert County Thursday.
The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office said the fire was reported around 4:18 a.m. Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control in 30 minutes.
The flames caused an estimated $161,000 in damage.
Officials are investigating what caused the fire, though it was believed to have started in the stern of the boat. No injuries were reported.
Anyone with information is asked to call the fire marshal’s office at 410-456-1722 or 443-550-6820.
A De Soto juvenile was injured Wednesday (July 10) in a boat fire at the Twin Forks Resort boat ramp at Bull Shoals Lake five miles south of Isabella in Ozark County, the Missouri Highway Patrol reported.
At noon, Kelly Stubbs, 56, of St. Louis was driving a 1998 Caravelle deck boat, which was being launched and idling, when a fire started in the engine compartment and then spread. Stubbs and a juvenile passenger, Riley Stubbs of De Soto, abandoned the boat and they swam to shore. The boat drifted south, burned and sank, the report said.
The patrol did not report the juvenile's age.
No injuries were reported for Stubbs. However, Riley was moderately injured by the fire and taken by ambulance to Baxter County Memorial Hospital in Arkansas, according to the report.
Both Stubbs and Riley were exempt from wearing life jackets, the patrol reported.
Only those younger than 7 have to wear a life jacket, Cpl. Juston Wheetley said.
The Caravelle was totaled, the report said.