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6 injured in River Thames boat explosion

Emergency services were called to Bray lock on Amerden Lane today (3rd August) following an explosion at Bray Lock, River Thames. According to the Mail Online, a three year old boy and a teenage girl are among six people (four adults and two children) injured in the explosion on the private boat.

Thames Valley Police is investigating. The explosion is not thought to be suspicious, but rather the result of a gas cylinder exploding.

Chris Clarke, owner of Kris Cruises, told the Maidenhead Advertiser:

“Apparently it was a gas cylinder. It wasn’t one of our boats but we think
some of our customers were injured. We’ve been told
one of our boats was damaged.

“We’ve seen a fair few ambulances going out so we’re just
waiting to hear when we can go back in.”

Three ambulances and two air ambulances were sent to the scene. Three fire engines from Slough and London also attended the incident.

James Blake, Watch Manager at Slough Fire Station, told how members of the public helped to rescue the injured passengers and that the public helped to administer first aid.

Mr Blake said:

“Another boat that just happened to be passing came
along and rescued them off the boat.

“A local neighbour took the young boy to their house
so they could put him in the bath.

“They were able to give him help and first aid and members
of the public were assisting the other casualties.”

Mr Blake described the incident as an ‘eye-opener’, and warned others to take caution when hiring boats.

He said:

“We were called to a boat fire and we weren’t expecting that.
We really relied on the help from members of the public.

“When filling up a vehicle whether it be a boat or a car report
any spillages and make sure all spillages are cleared up.”

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Source: Mail Online

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