NAPLES, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Warden Service is investigating a jet ski explosion that launched a man 20 feet through the air Sunday.
Wardens say Karl Marchionda had just filled his sea-doo with about 10 gallons of fuel at Long Lake Marina in Naples. When he started the engine, it exploded, sending him flying.
He landed face first on a dock and was taken to Bridgton Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Wardens say a mechanism that secured the fuel lines to the gas tank had come loose, which let fuel into the watercraft hull. Wardens say the fumes apparently ignited when the machine was started up.