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UPDATE: Individual Injured in Boat Fire; Airlifted Out of Alameda

A man was injured in an explosion on a boat at Alameda's Grand Marina this afternoon and was airlifted to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, an Alameda Fire Department official said.

By Bay City News

Updated 4:05 p.m.

A man was injured in an explosion on a boat at Alameda's Grand Marina this afternoon, a fire official said.

Firefighters responded at 12:56 p.m. to a report of a boat fire at the marina located at 2099 Grand St., Alameda fire Division Chief Doug Long said.

They arrived to find a man who had suffered burns to about 20 percent of his body from some sort of explosion on a 30-foot fiberglass sailboat docked at the marina, Long said.

The man jumped into the water to extinguish himself and was rescued by other people who also used hoses at the dock to put out the fire on the boat before firefighters arrived, according to Long.

The man was taken by ambulance to a nearby park, where a medical helicopter airlifted him to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Long said. The cause of the explosion is under investigation, he said.

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Analisa Harangozo February 08, 2013 at 08:18 AM
Thank you to virgo and kabu for uploading the images from this incident.
virgo February 08, 2013 at 02:24 PM
you're welcome!

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