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Two injured in personal watercraft explosion on Black Hawk Lake

LAKE VIEW – A personal water craft exploded Tue on Black Hawk Lake in Sac County sending two people to the hospital.

Chris Forman, 40, and his wife Angie, 41, of Omaha, Neb., were operating the personal water craft when it flipped over. After finally being able to get the vessel upright, gasoline had apparently leaked into the engine compartment causing it to explode while being started shortly after 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Both of the passengers were thrown into the water by the blast, but were wearing life jackets. They were taken to Loring Hospital in Sac City where they were kept overnight.

The Lake View Fire Department, Lake View Police Department and the Sac County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

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