Mentor woman dies in boat explosion at Erie Yacht Club

ERIE, Pa. - A 25-year-old woman died in a boat explosion in Erie, Pa., Monday night.

GoErie.com reported that Mentor native and Lake Catholic High School graduate Erin Gaydos Carlisle died. She had been living in Erie.

Carlisle was on 32-foot Wellcraft boat with her husband and several friends when it exploded after the operator tried to start it. Tweets Monday night indicated it happened while the boat was being fueled at the Erie Yacht Club.

The Erie chief fire inspector said the boat was experiencing mechanical problems before the explosion.

Husband 25-year-old Ryan Carlisle and four others were transported to Pittsburgh hospitals with injuries.

The inspector ruled the explosion an accident.

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