Man hospitalized after Shelter Island boat fire
Victim taken to UCSD's burn center
Last Updated: 451 days ago
SAN DIEGO - An explosion and fire on a boat at Shelter Island sent a man to a hospital with burns on Saturday.
The boat was in reverse when the accident occurred at about 6 a.m., a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Rescue dispatcher said.
Medics took him to UCSD's burn center in Hillcrest with second-degree burns on his hands, face and legs, the dispatcher said.
A spark from a battery may have ignited some gasoline fumes, according to firefighters.
The man's name and condition were unavailable Saturday.
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