Castle Rock woman killed in houseboat explosion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say a fifth person was injured in a houseboat explosion along the Utah-Arizona border that killed a Colorado woman.

The National Park Service said Thursday that a boy sustained minor injuries in the explosion that killed 52-year-old Kirsten Meyer of Castle Rock, Colorado. Four other people were critically injured.

The boy was treated and released from a clinic at Lake Powell after the generator blew up when someone tried to start it on Wednesday night. The other four people were flown to hospitals in Colorado and Utah with burns, broken bones, and facial injuries.

Officials say the explosion happened as a large group of about 25 people vacationed in the remote Crystal Springs Canyon area.

© 2017 Associated Press


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