The pleasure cruise began at the Lakeside Yacht Club on May 9, 1993 but ended tragically at Shooters when the 33 foot power boat exploded at the dock.
"We were finishing up another story in the Flats and we got in the car," said former Channel 3 reporter Joe Mosbrook. "We were leaving the parking lot at Nautica and we heard this tremendous blast."
On board the boat were Chuck and Marla Hoffman and their nine-month-old son, Chuckie, along with Marla Hoffman's parents and her brother.
At the time of the explosion, Shooters was packed with people. Channel 3 News was the first on the scene and witnessed all the chaos and the 911 call that was made.
Witnesses desperately tried to help.
"And about five minutes later, we saw the woman's hand underneath the dock," said witness Bob Balodis. "And then we saw the body of a guy in the water and about four or five guys jumped in to pull him out."
But because of the flames, only the baby and his uncle would survive.
"People were running around like crazy. Patrons were trying to get out. They were desperate to try and get away," said Mosbrook.
Chuckie Hoffman was saved but was suddenly left with no parents and grandparents. Chuck Hoffman's former best friend and business partner was awarded custody of the child, who's now named Michael and is living in Bath.