4 family members injured when boat explodes off Long Island, arson bomb squad detectives investigate

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Monday, July 25, 2022
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A family of five were injured in a boat explosion on Long Island Friday, according to fire officials.

KINGS POINT, Long Island (WABC) -- Nassau County Police Department's Arson Bomb Squad was investigating after a boat exploded in the water off Long Island Friday, injuring several members of a family.

According to police, a 42-year-old man, 41-year-old woman, and two of their children, an 11-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy, were onboard the 22-foot boat in the Long Island Sound off of Kings Point just after 4:10 p.m. when it exploded.

The man, woman, and boy were thrown from the boat.

Their 13-year-old son had been operating a personal watercraft nearby, which the man used to take the woman and 5-year-old to shore, police said.

Employees from Steppingstone Marina responded and removed the teen and his sister from the bow of the boat.

The man suffered leg abrasions, the woman suffered a hand burn and injuries to her back and legs, the girl suffered lacerations and bruises, and the boy suffered a leg and arm injury.

All four were taken to the hospital.

Detectives were on scene and are investigating the incident.

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