MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Chautauqua County Sheriff tells 7 Eyewitness News that three children and a man were rushed to local hospitals after a boat explosion on Chautauqua Lake.
According to Sheriff James Quattrone, the boat exploded shortly after fueling up. It happened near the Chautauqua Marina in Mayville Wednesday evening.
The children were flown to Oishei Children’s hospital. The father was flown to Erie County Medical Center. The sheriff says the injuries appear serious, but non-life threatening.
The sheriff’s office reports that good Samaritans and employees from the marina helped to get the man and children to shore.
Helicopters from Starflight, Mercy Flight and STAT MedEvac responded.
The cause of the explosion is under investigation.
In the United States, in the month of June, 2019, there were 322 drowning deaths.
- There were 42 who died at age 4 and less.
- There were 27 who died at age 12 to age 5.
- There were 45 teens who died.
- Adults with drowning deaths were 208.
One guy, a worker on a tug in the Ohio River, died this month. His body was found a day or two later around Sewickley. Seems he fell from the boat / barges.
Matt might go away now. Those dates are not in there.
We need to get the word out for some help to the other TPP workers who are guards for some weekend help.
We need to get Jauron & Jade certified.