BAHAMAS — A woman is dead and nine others were injured after a boat exploded off the Exuma coast in the Bahamas Saturday morning.
Just after 9 a.m., ten American tourists and two Bahamians were on a boat off Barraterre, Exuma Island when an explosion occurred causing the boat to catch fire., the Royal Bahamas police force said.
Ten people were taken to a local hospital for injuries, police said.
The U.S. Coast Guard was called and launched a plane with medical personnel to Exuma and airlifted four injured boaters to a hospital in Florida.
One woman died from her injuries, said authorities. Her identity was not immediately released.
Investigation is ongoing.