Five people were injured in a boat explosion June 15 at Millstone Marina and RV Resort in Laurie, Mo. Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that the 25-foot Chris-Craft exploded at about 1:50 p.m.
“The explosion occurred shortly after filling the boat with gasoline,” patrolman Scott White said on LakeExpo.com. “They had untied from the dock, and based on preliminary information, there was a flash fire that fired up and extinguished just as quickly.”
The explosion separated the Chris-Craft’s deck from the hull, and firefighters assisted the five people on board, all of whom are from Kansas City. One victim, 42-year-old Carl Harris, had serious injuries and was airlifted to a hospital.