Fishing boat explodes; Captain injured

Fishing captain suffers extensive burns

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – One man suffered extensive burns when an explosion occurs on his 65-foot sport fishing boat.

The incident happened about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday near Hillsboro Beach.

The 32-year-old captain was working or cleaning the engine when the explosion happened, sending the first floor of the vessel crashing onto the second floor, according to Pompano Beach Fire Rescue.

He was transported to Broward Health North and then Jackson Memorial Hospital with extensive burns.

A salvage company will tow the boat away when the Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue finishes atmospheric monitoring at the dock.