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Family injured on ‘nightmare’ boat ride near Kent Island

A family of six – including a child – suffered burns after a fuel malfunction ignited a flash fire aboard a boat on Friday night in the Kent Island area of ​​Queen Anne County.

Kimberly Claxton Korman posted on Facebook:

“What started out as a wonderful day with our family of 6 ended very tragically. A late fathers day boat ride turned into a nightmare. Our boat exploded and 5 of us on 6 were burned Zane Korman and I took a helicopter ride together and I was let in. Please hug your family a little tighter tonight and mend any broken relationships – life is fragile and family is everything. GOD is SOOOO GOOD!!!! It could have been so much worse. Ask for healing prayers and have him look after my husband, Lawrence LeCompte Korman and our 4 children.”

Fire crews responded to the fire, on the Kormans’ 30-foot boat Rinker 2003, at around 7:24 p.m. on July 22 in Orient Bay near Romancoke Pier.

Maryland State Fire Commissioner

Boat in Queen Anne’s County

The Maryland State Fire Marshal said the fire was caused by a malfunction in the boat’s engine fuel system, introducing “oxygen…which created a flash fire.”

Two of the victims were transported by Medevac helicopter to Johns Hopkins Bayview, and a third was transported by ambulance to Bayview Burn Center. Three others were assessed by EMS and refused transport. They have since been released from the hospital.