Man lucky to escape dramatic Gold Coast boat blaze

A BLAZE has broken out on a boat in the Gold Coast Broadwater this afternoon.

Emergency services rushed to the boat anchored in front of Charis Seafoods at Labrador just before 1.30pm.

A 50-year-old male was forced to jump from the vessel as it became fully engulfed in flames.


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He has been rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital with burns to his hands.

Witnesses reported seeing thick black smoke from Australia fair.

PHOTO: David Kirby @Daveyk7 / Twitter

PHOTO: David Kirby @Daveyk7 / Twitter

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PHOTO: Johno Brereton

PHOTO: David Kirby @Daveyk7 / Twitter

PHOTO: David Kirby @Daveyk7 / Twitter

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