CHICAGO (CBS) — An investigation continues as to how a boat exploded in Wilmette Harbor, killing one man and injuring another.
A 67-year-old man was on board the roughly 32-foot twin engine boat.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Frostbite Risk Within 30 Minutes Of Exposure As Wind Chills Drop Below Zero
It was attached to a fueling dock where fire officials said the man’s friend was standing after gasing up.
According to the Wilmette Fire Chief Ben Wozney, the boat was not being fueled at the time of the explosion and there is no damage to the pumps on shore.READ MORE: CTA Blue Line Service Temporarily Suspended Between Milwaukee Avenue And LaSalle Street Due To Medical Emergency
The 67-year old man died and his body was recovered Saturday morning. The other man was injured. According to a preliminary investigation there was an accidental fire on the boat.
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