UPDATE: Three Children Injured After Boat Explosion in Lusby

September 21, 2015

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UPDATE: On Saturday, September 19, 2015 at approximately 11:30 a.m., two adults and three children (ages three, eight and nine) were aboard a 20-foot recreational boat when eyewitnesses say the vessel suddenly exploded.

All five victims managed to get to the shoreline where bystanders called 911.

The boat, engulfed in flames, and sank in Mill Creek in Lusby.

All three children were flown to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Tamara Johnson-Harmon, 27, and Devyn James Harmon, 31, both of Lusby, were uninjured.

Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman, Candy Thomson said the cause of the explosion is still under investigation, and will likely take a significant amount of time, because of the condition of the boat.


9/19/15 @ 1:00 p.m.: On Saturday, September 19, 2015 at approximately 11:30 a.m., emergency workers were dispatched to Black Valerie Lane, in Lusby for a report of a boat fire.

Early reports indicate a boat was fully engulfed in flames and four patients were on land when crews arrived on scene.

One adult and three pediatric patients were transported to area hospitals by helicopter.

Details will be provided as they become available.


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