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Lake Cumberland Boaters Help Save Victim Of Houseboat Explosion

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Two Lake Cumberland boaters are being hailed as heroes.

Last weekend we told you about a houseboat explosion; one of the three people injured was driven to the hospital by Good Samaritan’s.

The couple says they were driving on the lake when people on the house boat flagged them down.

“I thought maybe the boat was sinking. I went over, found out that they had a burn victim on there from a house boat explosion,” said Troy Bachman.

While driving the man back to shore last Saturday, they were doing everything they could to help in that moment.

“All I did was get him in here as fast as I could, as smooth as I could. My wife was my companion; she was holding him and trying to give him water to keep him up. He was in a shocking moment. Like I said, his body was about 51% burned,” Bachman said.

The man was vacationing with his family on a rented house boat when the explosion happened while two service men were working on it.

“We brought him into Jamestown. Which is here, it comes in stake, through in the main mouth and around to Jamestown Dock. They had an ambulance sitting over, so we got him right up to the dock, they got him to the top and flew him to Cincinnati,” Bachman said.

Troy says him and his wife have kept in touch with the man and his family.

“We talked to them yesterday on the way in. He's doing well. He's had two surgeries, skin graft surgeries and he's going to have another one Monday or Tuesday,” Bachman said.

Some deem them as heroes, but Troy says he was doing what he hopes anyone else would have done.

“It's just one of those things you don't think, you just make happen. If that boat was on fire, I'd probably went in there and try to help. I wouldn't think twice,” Bachman said.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

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