An area woman on board a boat with her husband suffered serious burns when the vessel’s engine exploded.
It happened around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 19.
Emergency crews, including the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Marine Division were called to Eagle Harbor Marina.
The 26 foot vessel being operated by the 63-year-old man was entering the marina, returning to its slip after having engine malfunctions.
Upon entering the marina, there was an explosion in the engine compartment.
As a result of this explosion the woman suffered serious burns. The woman’s husband suffered minor injuries.
The couple were helped by a good samaritan in the marina, who approached their boat in his small vessel.
The cause and origin of the explosion and fire is under investigation.
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