Boat Explodes in Washington Harbor, Injuring Man
(SEQUIM, Wash.) -- A 40-foot boat docked in Sequim, Wash., exploded Tuesday evening, seriously injuring one man on board.
Fire officials from Clallam County described the blast as powerful enough to scatter debris across 75 yards and knock the unidentified 78-year-old man into the water.
A couple on a nearby boat were initially knocked to the ground by the explosion. After evacuating their boat, the couple spotted the injured man underneath debris and pulled him to safety. He was taken to Port Angeles hospital Tuesday night, suffering from broken bones and burns.
Fire officials say the cause of the explosion is currently unknown. The Coast Guard has sent a team to investigate the incident.
Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio