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Westminster man suffers burns in boat fire off of Solomons Island

A 38-year-old man was burned, while his father refused treatment, during a "boat explosion/fire" reported Thursday in Solomons Island (Courtesy: Jeremy Bendler/NRP)

SOLOMONS ISLAND, Md. (WBFF) - A 38-year-old man was burned, while his father refused treatment, during a "boat explosion/fire" reported Thursday in Solomons Island, Calvert County, by the Maryland Natural Resources Police.

Michael Shawn Franz was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center with second-degree burns on his legs, said police.

Police also praised "quick thinking by a charter boat capt[ain]" who pulled the boat away from the pier and into deeper water.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating the incident.


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