Mysterious Explosion ‚Äď Yacht Blind Date Reported Sunk off New Jersey Coast
A very odd news report from this¬†afternoon. At around 4:20 PM, a yacht¬†identified¬†as the¬†Blind Date¬†is reported to have exploded with 21 people aboard in the Atlantic, about 17.5 miles off¬†Sandy Hook, New Jersey,¬†according¬†to¬†NBC New York.¬† The¬†people¬†aboard are said to have taken to life rafts. ¬†Coast Guard helicopters and rescue boats were dispatched. ¬†The Coast Guard is reporting that 7¬†people¬†are injured while other sources are reporting 9 burn injuries.
Over two hours after the explosion was reported, neither the Coast Guard nor private boats in the area have located any life rafts or debris¬†from the reported explosion according to reporting by the Washington Post.
The U.S. Coast Guard says a report of the explosion could be a hoax because it can’t find any signs of distress in the water.