Grandfather & grandson swim to shore after boat explodes on Lake Guntersville

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Fire following boat explosion on Lake Guntersville courtesy Justin King

Fire following boat explosion on Lake Guntersville courtesy Justin King

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Guntersville responders say a man and his grandson were heading out on Lake Guntersville Friday afternoon when their boat exploded.

Guntersville fire officials say this happened late Friday afternoon. They say the boat exploded just as it was turned on. We’re told the man and his grandson were able to swim to shore.

It happened at a boat launch, off of Highway 69 near Somewhere on the Lake bar and grill.

We understand neither person was injured seriously.