Photos show boat destroyed by fire on Lake of the Ozarks
LAKE OF THE OZARKS - A 37-foot power boat burned to the waterline at the Lake of the Ozarks on Sunday.
Photos and video taken by Brad Franklin show smoke billowing into the air as flames engulf the 2002 Power Quest 370.
The driver, Chad D. Stockman, of Lohman, Missouri, first noticed the fire when he smelled smoke. He stopped the boat and checked the engine compartment to find a rubber exhaust boot burning, according to report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Stockman was unable to stop the fire and was picked up by another vessel, the report said.
The boat eventually sank. It will be raised by a tow boat at a later time.
(Photos provided by Brad Franklin of Kansas City and LakeExpo.com.)