Fire_Boat_CREDIT_Nathan Bechtold:LakeExpo.com.JPG

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — Six people were injured — five of them seriously — in a boat explosion on Lake of the Ozarks, Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 47-year-old James Hohenstein, of Elk Horn, Neb., was the driver of the 26-foot Sea Ray Sundeck, when it experienced a mechanical problem causing a fuel-related fire. The incident happened at the 10.4 Mile Marker of the Lake, in Molokai Point Cove. The boat sustained moderate damage and was secured at a dock.

The Patrol says six people were injured:

- 47-year-old James Hohenstein, of Elk Horn, Neb. — serious injuries — taken to Lake Regional Hospital by ambulance

- 46-year-old Kari Hohenstein, of Elk Horn, Neb. — serious injuries — taken to Lake Regional Hospital by ambulance

- 39-year-old Brad Vanwinkle, of Gretna, Neb. — serious injuries — flown to University Hospital

- 16-year-old male, of Elk Horn, Neb. — serious injuries, flown to University Hospital

- 12-year-old male, of Gretna, Neb. — serious injuries — taken to Lake Regional Hospital by ambulance

- 2-year-old male, of Gretna, Neb. — minor injuries — taken to Lake Regional Hospital by private conveyance

A family members has created a GoFundMe Page to help the family pay for medical bills. Click here.

RELATED: