Westminster man suffers burns in boat fire off of Solomons Island
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.