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The Lake News Online
  • Four slightly injured in boat explosion

  • Four Iowans received minor injuries when a boat exploded and burned about noon July 9 in the Ledges Cove at the 20.5-mile marker of the lake.
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  • Four Iowans received minor injuries when a boat exploded and burned about noon July 9 in the Ledges Cove at the 20.5-mile marker of the lake.
    Declining treatment at the scene were Shawn R. Fopma, 25, Lynnville, Iowa; Trisha M. Fopma, 19, Lynnville (sister of the driver); Curtis L. Parker, 28, Ankeny; and Rochelle L. Parker, 26, Ankeny.
    They were occupants of a 1998 VIP runabout driven by Shawn Fopma that exploded and caught fire, causing damage to a docked 2001 Sea Ray, owner unknown.
    The Osage Beach Fire Department and its fireboat responded, but the boat burned to the waterline.
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