A boat exploded at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor on Lake Mead over the weekend, ultimately resulting in the injury of five people, including two men on the vessel at the time of the blast. The Lake Mead boat explosion occurred at around 2:30 Saturday afternoon. The boat had just finished refueling and was pushing away from the boat launch when the watercraft exploded.
A trio of Nevada game wardens and two game warden trainees came to the scene and provided aid to the injured men on the boat. Three of the rescuers were injured, requiring medical attention as the result of smoke inhalation and other injuries. Two of the wardens and one warden trainee were taken to area hospitals for treatment. As of Monday morning, all three had been released and have returned home.
The men on the boat at the time of the explosion did not fare as well. One of the boaters was airlifted to the University Medical Center. The second man was transported by ambulance to St. Rose Dominican Hospital. The man taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospital has been released.
The boater who was life flighted is in the medical center’s trauma center. There is no specific information available on his medical status at this time.
The names of the of the two boaters have not yet been released to the public or media. In addition, their hometowns have not been made available either.
An investigation has commenced into the cause of the Lake Mead boat explosion. As of this time, there is no information available as to what caused the blast. With that noted, an official from the Nevada Department of Wildlife noted: “Incidents such as these are incredibly tragic. Thankfully, our Game Wardens were on scene quickly and were able to provide life-saving aid.”
Lake Mead is one of the most popular recreational lakes in all of the United States. Analysis of the boating accident rate at Lake Mead resulted in a determination that it ranks fifth when it comes to these types of incidents on an annual basis. Approximately 100 boat accidents occur on Lake Mead each year, including incidents involving explosions like the one that occurred this past weekend.
The 10 most common causes of boat accidents on Lake Mead and elsewhere in the United States are:
- Distracted boat operator
- Operating boat under the influence
- Equipment malfunction
- Adverse weather
- Operator inexperience
- Excessive speeds
- Overloaded boat
- Improper lookout
- Violation of navigation rules
- Reckless operation
Each of these different underlying causes of boat accidents in the U.S.A. result in serious and even fatal accidents each year. This includes accidents that occur annually on Lake Mead.
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