‘I thought I was dying’: Injured tourist recalls lava blast

Jessica Tilton wipes away tears while being interviewed from a hospital bed Tuesday about an explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean that sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat she was on. (Jennifer Sinco Kelleher/AP Photo)

HONOLULU — Jessica Tilton wanted to see lava flowing into the ocean off Hawaii’s Big Island but thought her sightseeing boat got too close to the explosive phenomenon.