SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. — Five people from Nebraska — Gretna and Elkhorn — were seriously injured Tuesday when a boat exploded at the Lake of the Ozarks.
The explosion occurred near Sunrise Beach, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The boat was docked when a mechanical failure caused a fuel-related fire, the patrol said.
James and Kari Hohenstein, Brad Vanwinkle and two children ages 12 and 16 were seriously injured, officials said. The 16-year-old and Vanwinkle were flown to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment, while the three others were taken to a nearby hospital.
A 2-year-old was taken by private vehicle to the hospital with minor injuries.
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