An Eldon woman was seriously injured Sunday when the Polaris she was attempting to launch on Lake of the Ozarks exploded.

Christina R. Parker was attempting to launch the vessel at a boat ramp at the 2.7 mile marker of the Gravois Arm around 11 a.m. July 8, 2018. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol incident report, the 20-year-old attempted to start the vessel and a mechanical failure caused it to explode. 

Parker was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment.