OCEAN PINES, Md. (AP) - Police say five people have been taken to a hospital after a boat exploded as it pulled away from a dock in Ocean Pines.
Maryland Natural Resources Police say the 24-foot boat exploded as it pulled away from the dock about 2 p.m. Sunday. Three people were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center in Baltimore, and two others were taken to a local hospital.
Patrick McAllorum tells WBOC-TV he heard the explosion and went to investigate. He says he saw the boat engulfed in flames
The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.