According to detectives, two male occupants along with two male employees were fueling a 33-foot Carver motor boat, when an explosion occurred, setting the boat and the dock on fire.
Police say one male victim, who was hurled into the water due to the explosion, sustained fatal injuries.
A third male employee came running to their aid and managed to push the boat away from the dock, setting it adrift.
“A dock boy at the fuel station jumped into the water to save an elderly man,” said Debbie Pedeschi, who witnessed the explosion.
This victim suffered burns on his arms and face and was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.