Boat explosion injuries two men in Manatee County

Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Bradenton, FL ...
The explosion took place near Cortez Rd. in Bradenton.
A boat motor exploded at the Sunny Shores Marina in Manatee County early this morning, injuring two men.

The business is located at 11510 36th Ave. W. in Bradenton.

Investigators say the men were heading out on a fishing excursion. One of the men went to start the boat’s motor and when he did, it exploded and caught fire.

A medical rescue helicopter airlifted one of the men to a hospital in St. Petersburg. The other man had minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The cause of the explosion is not yet known but law enforcement authorities are at the scene.

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