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.
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.
So sad and tragic.
Citiparks has made some progress on its hiring needs and the lifeguard recruits are working on getting their certification. So, the needed number might be closer to 30 or 40 as of the uploading of this video, on May 17, 2019.
ONE, we need lifeguards at the pools. When the swim teams dies / evaporate, then there are not enough kids who like to swim and know how to swim to become lifeguards. They don’t have fun at the pools and would rather mow grass or flip burgers and not work in aquatic settings.
TWO: We need to teach our kids how to play well with others. Get in the game, mix it up, compete, train, and battle with other friends in the pool. Sportsmanship, teamwork, PLAY matters. And, for all the athletes, getting in the water is cool in the summer. X-Country, basketball, football, LAX, Hockey, etc. We like to get the kids engaged at the pool and then mixing it up with others so that the pool is this safe, meeting ground where leadership, communication skills, quickness and more can be tested, tuned and challenged in a low-threat way, even among boys and girls and with older and younger players.
Home security camera footage shows a deer leap into a backyard pool just before a mountain lion splashes in too.