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Batavia couple injured in boat explosion identified

Batavia couple injured in boat explosion identified

July 23, 2019 08:24 PM

HAMMONDSPORT, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The Genesee County couple left injured after their boat exploded on Keuka Lake Saturday afternoon has been identified. 

The Batavia couple was at the Wine Country Classic Boat Show in Hammondsport when their boat blew up. The 1955 Century Coronado was destroyed and sunk. 

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William Kistner, 63, was treated at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital for lacerations on his head.

His wife, 64-year-old Carol Kistner, was airlifted to the burn unit at Strong Memorial Hospital for severe burns on her legs.

She remains in guarded condition. 

The chief of the Hammondsport Fire Department said excessive fumes probably caused the blast. A boat blower is used for ventilation, but the chief said either the blower was off or the boat didn’t have one.

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