1 dead, 2 injured in boat explosion in southeastern Wisconsin – NBC Chicago

Authorities say one man was killed and two others were injured following an explosion on a pontoon boat in southeastern Wisconsin.

The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office said the three men were setting up a jetty on Lake Lauderdale in the town of LaGrange when the explosion happened around 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Authorities say the man died at the scene. One man was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries and another man was treated at a hospital and discharged.

The Walworth County Hazardous Materials Unit was called in to help clean up the fuel. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

The names of the victims have not been released.

NBC Chicago

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