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Update: 1 Dead after Explosion on Boat at Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas

Accident happened Friday afternoon in the North Lost Bridge Marina area of the lake.
Update:
Benton County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that one person died after a boat exploded in Beaver Lake.

Officials on the scene say the victim is a female in her 20s.

Joplin crews are assisting at accident scene.


Original Story:
GARFIELD, AR - An explosion has been reported on board a boat at Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas.

Fire crews were called to the scene this afternoon in the North Lost Bridge Marina area of the lake.

Officials say the blast might have been caused by an oxygen tank, but that's only a preliminary cause.

Crews from our sister station in Fayetteville (KNWA) are on the way to the scene. We'll have more information as it becomes available. 



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