BOAT EXPLOSION INJURES FOUR PEOPLE Thursday 8th October 2015 – 10.50am
Two men, a woman and a teenage boy have suffered burns in a gas explosion whilst on board a boat this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of an explosion near to The Angel Inn in Severn Side, Stourport-on-Severn at 7.30am (Thursday). Two ambulances, a responder paramedic, two senior paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found a boat which had reportedly suffered a gas explosion on board.
“There were four people on board the boat at the time of the explosion. A teenage boy, believed to be 17-years-old, suffered the most serious injuries with significant burns to his hands and face. The team of ambulance staff immediately administered pain relief to help stabilise his condition before applying cooling burns dressings to his wounds. The teen was then airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for specialist burns care. The doctor travelled on board the helicopter.
“A man in his 60s sustained superficial flash burns to his face as well as a neck injury. He was immobilised on a scoop stretcher and carried off the boat to an awaiting ambulance which then conveyed him to Worcester Royal Hospital.
“A woman in her 60s had partial thickness burns to her hands whilst a man in his 20s had sustained superficial burns to his arms and neck. Both were given burns care on scene by ambulance staff before being taken to Worcester Royal Hospital for further treatment.”