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NEW PICTURES CAPTURE BOAT EXPLOSION

CCTV has captured a father and son’s lucky escape after their boat burst into flames at a marina on the Gold Coast on Monday.

The video shows the 25-foot Bertram boat making its way through the waterway at the Runaway Bay marina when bright orange flames appear.

A 19-year-old man in a high-vis vest can be seen leaping from the hull of the boat to the safety of the deck as the fire continues to spread.

The teenager and his father were both forced to jump into the water, seeking refuge on a passing boat.

Neither man was injured in the fire.

Plumes of thick black smoke were later filmed engulfing the immediate area in wake of the explosion, which occurred about 4.18pm.

The vessel had been re-fuelled minutes before the fire occurred.

Police told 9NEWS the blaze is not being treated as suspicious, but investigations are ongoing.

 

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