On August 25, 2018 at approximately 3:48pm the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were notified of a boat on fire off the north shore of Treasure Island in Marshall County.
Owner of the Vessel, Jay Stamper of McKinney, Texas, anchored his 45’ SeaRay Boat on the north shore of Treasure Island.
The owner went inside the cab to get something to drink, then noticed smoke inside the cabin. He then disconnected the batteries, but still noticed smoke.
The owner then opened the forward compartment that housed the forward thruster. The compartment was fully engulfed in flames. He then abandoned the vessel, then contacted emergency services.
Enos Fire Department and Tow Boat US arrived and put the fire out. The burned vessel was beached in shallow water and will be towed back to a Texas marina later.
No hazardous waste or fuel/oil was released from the vessel.
Incident is still under investigation.