Four Severely Burned In Mayville Boat Explosion

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MAYVILLE – Four people were severely burned during a boat explosion at the Chautauqua Marina Wednesday.

Ashville, Chautauqua, Hartfield, Mayville, Chautauqua County EMS and County Emergency Services responded to the scene  just before 5:30 p.m.

Sheriff Deputies said the boat explosion occurred about 100 feet from shore in Chautauqua Lake.

Upon arrival deputies said good samaritans and employees from the nearby marina were helping the victims to shore.

All four will be taken to a regional hospital via medical helicopter.

The victims consist of three children and one adult, their specific ages were not immediately known.

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