Skip to Content

Boat explosion at Lake of the Ozarks leaves one dead

A map of the Lake of the Ozarks.
A map of the Lake of the Ozarks.


One person was found dead at the Lake of the Ozarks after a boat explosion.

Shawn Carrol, 53, was found deceased in the engine compartment of the boat.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F did a brief search for Carrol after the explosion.

There were four people on the boat. The other three passengers were injured, two of them seriously.

According to Highway Patrol crash reports, the boat was docked when it exploded. They had filled the boat with fuel and restarted the engines when it exploded.

The 1999 Sea Ray was totaled and towed out of the lake.

Article Topic Follows: News

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Sydney Olsen

Sydney Olsen reports in the evenings during the week and on the weekend.


ABC 17 News is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content