2 teens among 6 injured after boat explodes at gas docks on Lake Lanier

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Six people, including two teenagers, were injured Sunday afternoon after a boat exploded on Lake Lanier, officials said.

The 16-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy were flown to Grady Memorial Hospital following the incident, which happened near Margaritaville at Lanier Islands about 2:30 p.m., according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. A 39-year-old woman was taken to Grady by Hall County fire services.

The explosion happened as the boat was refueling at the gas docks at the Port of Indecision, DNR spokesman Mark McKinnon told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The boat was fully ablaze when first responders arrived at the scene.

Another dock caught on fire after a Jet Ski drifted over to it from the burning boat, McKinnon said.

Three other people were injured during the incident. Crews managed to put out the fire, and the cause of the incident remains under investigation.

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