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MCSO: Child, mother hospitalized after Canyon Lake boat explosion

Posted at 4:06 PM, Feb 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-04 09:03:03-05

A mother and child were injured during a boat explosion on Canyon Lake Saturday afternoon.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office responded to the lake after receiving reports of an accidental explosion. 

A 7-month-old child was taken to the hospital after suffering injuries to his or her arm. The mother suffered injuries to her legs.

According to authorities, initial reports indicate that the engine caused the fire.

The fire was contained to one boat and no other injuries were reported.