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Old 17 April 2015, 14:48   #1
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Ouch

Yachtsman suffers burns in explosion at Puilladobhrain - BBC News

Rowing ashore with burns so bad they couldn't be treated in the local hospital is no mean feat.
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Makes you wonder if he'd have been better off in the water.
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The burns would not have to be that bad to warrant transfer as Oban only really does routine minor ops and suchlike.
The main patient transfer flow for anything that requires any specialist care is Glasgow
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Alcohol stove by any chance? They seem to be pretty finicky, and violent when they don't get their way.

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Makes you wonder if he'd have been better off in the water.
Good chance he'd have gone into shock I'd have thought. He couldn't start the outboard on his tender because of his burns and decided to row ashore instead. Reports I've read suggest he was changing a gas canister.

Hope he makes a full recovery.
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Old 19 April 2015, 04:25   #6
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Alcohol stove by any chance? They seem to be pretty finicky, and violent when they don't get their way.

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Not too common over here. Gas (propane/butane) is the norm.
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Them little gas stoves are dangerous, I have had a few of them light on me where the canisters connect from the nozzle, quite scary especially if you are inside a boat. Fortunately I have brought it under control quite quickly myself.
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