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Boater injured in explosion on the Lake of the Ozarks

A suburban St. Louis man was injured Saturday morning when his boat exploded on the Lake of the Ozarks.

Donald Black of Valley Park, Mo., had just finished fueling his 2000 Baja boat at 8:50 a.m. at Toad Cove when he turned on the ignition and the boat exploded, according to the Missouri State Water Patrol.

Black, 63, jumped into the water to get away from the burning boat. He was flown to Columbia University Hospital with serious burn injuries, the Water Patrol said. The boat was a total loss.

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