Boat explosion injures three on Big Turtle Lake

Published: Aug. 8, 2018 at 9:30 AM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

A boat explosion and fire on Big Turtle Lake in Itasca County on Tuesday has left three people hospitalized with 1st and 2nd-degree burns.

Authorities say there were four people on the boat, two adults, and two children.

The two children were thrown from the boat and were wearing life jackets.

The two adults jumped from the boat.

Police say bystanders and Aracadia Lodge staff were able to pull all four to shore.

The boat wreckage was also pulled, and the fire was extinguished.

Itasca County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the reason for the explosion and fire.