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Boy burned in boat fire at Tims Ford

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 8:25 am

A child was injured Sunday about 1 p.m. at Tims Ford Lake when he opened a motorboat cowling, and flames erupted from the inboard’s engine when fuel had ignited.

LIFE FORCE flight paramedic Matt Poteet said he boarded a Winchester-based helicopter ambulance with the boy on board, and the youth was transported to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville.

Poteet said the boy was awake and talking to the rescue personnel during the flight. He added that he did not have a condition report as of Monday morning.