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Complete footage from the tragic tourist boat fire that killed one American and seriously injured several other American tourist this weekend.
A tour boat exploded and caught fire Saturday in the Bahamas where a female American tourist is died from her injuries and several others where injured. The incident happened off the coast of the town of Barraterre, off the island of Exuma, Bahamas.
According to reports, shortly after 9am, a 40’ chartered tour boat was traveling in waters just off Barraterre, with 10 American tourists and two Bahamians on board, when an engine exploded causing the boat to catch fire.
Ten people on board were injured and transported to the mini hospital in George Town. One female succumbed to her injuries. Several others are being airlifted for further medical treatment to Nassau with possible further airlift to Miami, FL.
In a press release from The U.S. Coast Guard, the USCG provided assistance to , transporting four American citizens to Florida after the explosion. “An Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules airplane medevacs four American citizens from Exuma, Bahamas, to Clearwater, Florida, June 30, 2018. The Royal Bahamas Police Force requested assistance medevacing the four boaters after an explosion on boat in Exuma”
Clip 1 Distant thick black smoke on the Horizon
Clip 2 Coming up to the boat on fire as flames and thick black smoke rise from the boat.
Clip 3 Short clip of someone in the water coming over from the boat.
Clip 4 Short clip from the side of the boat of people carrying some of the victims on shore. One is being carried from the beach, the other is on the dock on the left.
Clip 5 Long clip of of the fire and people jumping into the water to try and rescue people from the burning boat.
SID: Christian Töpperwien
Video originally published at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgvP-IXw5U8
Originally published at https://citynewsmiami.com/index.php/2022/05/17/complete-boat-fire-video-off-the-coast-of-barraterre-exuma-bahamas-6-30-2018/