A man has been critically injured in a boat explosion on the NSW Mid North Coast, according to 9 News.
Emergency crews were called to a marina on Buller Street, on the Hastings River, Port Macquarie just before 8pm on Wednesday after reports a gas bottle had exploded onboard a houseboat.
9 News reported that a 50 year old man was treated at the scene for serious burns to his face and legs and a 16 year old boy was also treated for minor injuries. Both were taken to Port Macquarie Hospital for treatment and police have established a crime scene to determine the circumstances around the explosion. “Two people reported to have been on a houseboat that exploded on the Hastings River earlier tonight are being treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics,” NSW Marine Rescue said on Twitter.
The cause of the explosion still remaining unknown.