2 of 5 Missourians Hurt as Boat Explodes Still Hospitalized
Two of five people from Kansas City remain hospitalized after their boat exploded on the Lake of the Ozarks.
The 25-foot Chris Craft boat exploded and caught on fire Saturday afternoon at the Millstone Marina & RV resort.
A preliminary report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says the explosion apparently was caused by a build-up of gasoline vapors and a mechanical failure.
The Kansas City Star reports Ryan Baber, a family member, said the accident happened shortly after the boat was refueled.
A spokeswoman at University Hospital in Columbia says Baber’s sister, Cynthia Sterling, and her partner, Carl Harris, were both in fair condition Monday.
The couple’s 6-year daughter suffered burns. Barber said he and his father, Robert Baber, suffered minor burns and he has a sprained foot.