1 injured in butane stove explosion aboard charter fishing boat in Portland

Posted Aug. 04, 2012, at 2:27 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — One person has been injured in a butane stove explosion aboard a charter fishing vessel in Maine.

Coast Guard crews were notified just before 10 a.m. Saturday that a passenger aboard the charter vessel Dawg Daze had been burned in the explosion and that the boat was headed back to port.

A rescue boat carrying Coast Guard personnel and three Portland fighters met the charter vessel about seven miles off the coast of Portland and brought the 35-year-old man to shore, where he was then taken to Maine Medical Center.

The fishing boat is based in Harpswell. The victim’s name has not been released.

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