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One airlifted, several injured after boat explosion on Tennessee lake

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is still investigating why the boat exploded.
Credit: TWRA

One person was airlifted to the hospital and several others are injured after a boat exploded at Pickwick Landing State Park on Saturday. 

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency responded to a call about a boat exploding around 11:15 a.m.

That happened about half a mile upstream from the boat ramp at Pickwick Landing State Park. Officers reported a single vessel traveling upstream. 

Seven people were onboard at the time of the explosion. 

One person was airlifted, four were injured, and three others were transported to a local hospital according to TWRA. 

Officials are continuing to investigate the situation.