1 injured when jet ski explodes on Lake Hartwell - FOX Carolina 21

1 injured when jet ski explodes on Lake Hartwell

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WESTMINSTER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A man was injured when a jet ski exploded on Lake Hartwell on Monday morning.

Oconee County Emergency Services Chief Charles King said that about 11 a.m. a man was riding a jet ski when it exploded, throwing him off the vehicle. He said a nearby boat stopped, pulled the man from the water and took him to Chickasaw Landing.

King said the man was taken to a local hospital tor treatment.

Divers were working to recover the jet ski after it sank, King said. He said there are no environmental concerns because most of the fuel was burned in the fire.

A spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources said officers are investigating the cause of the explosion.

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