Nebraskans hurt when boat explodes at Lake of the Ozarks

SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. — Five people suffer serious injuries after a boat explosion at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it happened Tuesday afternoon near Sunrise Beach. The patrol says they had the boat secured at a dock when a mechanical problem caused a fuel-related fire.

James and Kari Hohenstein, Brad Vanwinkle and two children aged 12 and 16 suffered serious injuries. A 2-year-old suffered minor injuries.

Emergency personnel flew the 16-year-old and Vanwinkle to a Columbia hospital. They took three others to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The people on the boat are from Gretna and Elkhorn, Nebraska.

The boat was a 2007 26FT SEARAY SUN DECK.