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Nebraskans hurt when boat explodes at Lake of the Ozarks
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Nebraskans hurt when boat explodes at Lake of the Ozarks

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SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. — Five people from Nebraska were seriously injured when a boat exploded Tuesday at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the explosion happened near Sunrise Beach. The boat was docked when a mechanical failure caused a fuel-related fire, the patrol said.

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James and Kari Hohenstein, Brad Vanwinkle and two children aged 12 and 16 were seriously injured. 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.

The people on the boat are from Gretna and Elkhorn.

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