Men injured in boat explosion and fire at the Lake of the Ozarks

Photo courtesy Karen Thornton

A 20-year-old man from Texas was taken to the hospital after an explosion at the Lake of the Ozarks.

At about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Allen Wienecke, 52, of Sugarland, Texas, had just refueled his 1999 Starcraft boat with his son at the 11 mile marker at Davey Hollow Cove.

The Highway Patrol reported when Wienecke tried to restart the boat it exploded and caught on fire.

Allen Wienecke was treated at the scene for minor injuries while his son, Jonathen Wienecke, 20, was taken to Lake Regional Hospital with moderate injuries.