Two Monroe County residents were reportedly injured during an explosion at a dock over the weekend.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) officers responded to a call around 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 8 on Watts Bar Lake at Blue Springs Marina in Roane County.

According to the TWRA, multiple wildlife officers, UT LifeStar, Roane EMS, multiple Roane County fire units, Volunteer Energy Cooperative and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) agents responded after several reports of small explosions on moored vessels at the marina.

A married couple from Monroe County reportedly sustained serious injuries when an explosion occurred in their engine hatch. Both were flown by helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

The dock withstood significant damage and six vessels sustained damage, two of which sunk.

Arriving wildlife officers went boat to boat at the end of the dock to confirm all people were accounted for and ensure public safety, according to TWRA. Volunteer Electric assisted with cutting power to the marina.

The incident remains under investigation.

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