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Boat Fire Injures Two at Lake of Ozarks

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. -- Fire onboard a boat at Lake of the Ozarks this weekend sends two people to the hospital.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. -- Fire on-board a boat at Lake of the Ozarks this weekend sends two people to the hospital.

Water Patrol troopers say it happened Saturday in a cove at the 17 mile marker of the lake.  The boat's driver had just filled the boat with gas and was docked at Marine Max trying to do some maintenance in the engine.  A spark ignited fumes, touching off the fire.

David L. Thompson, 44, of Columbia, Missouri was seriously hurt at flown to the University of Missouri hospital.  A passenger, Brittany Bradley, 19, was also injured.

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