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Boat explosion on Lake Michigan off South Haven shore sends 2 to hospital

South Haven Area Emergency Services responded to a boat explosion and fire off the South Haven pier in Lake Michigan.

5:30 PM UPDATE

The two people aboard a boat when it exploded off the South Haven shore escaped with minor injuries, a spokesman with the South Haven Emergency Services said.

The explosion occurred in the back of the boat, and both people on board jumped into the water. The call for help was made at 3:46 p.m. and the U.S. Coast Guard is now on the scene, South Haven officials said. The Coast Guard will investigate the explosion.



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South Haven Area Emergency Services responded to a boat explosion and fire off the South Haven pier in Lake Michigan.

The fire happened just before 4 p.m. Monday. Emergency services said the two individuals on the boat were taken to Bronson-South Haven Hospital.

They were rescued by another boater who brought them to shore where they were taken by SHAES ambulance to the hospital.

Emergency services extinguished the boat fire once on scene.

Injuries are unknown at this time.

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