Manorhaven Boat Explosion Leaves Man Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 74-year-old Port Washington man was killed and another was injured when a boat exploded while refueling at a marina in Manorhaven on Wednesday afternoon.Two marina workers were helping two men on a 33-foot Carver motor boat refuel after the vessel had pulled up to a dock when the explosion occurred, setting both the dock and the boat on fire at 2:48 p.m., Nassau County police said.Robert J. Hogan was killed while the second reportedly jumped into the water. A third, who was on the dock, suffered burns to his arm and face when he pushed the boat away from the dock.The boat then drifted to a nearby dock, setting it on fire and causing damage to two additional boats, police said.The burn victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. No other injuries were reported.Port Washington Fire Department firefighters extinguished the flames.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img

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