There were, at least, two incidents covered on the lake by the water patrol division of the highway patrol. The first happened Saturday afternoon when a deck boat operated by 26-year-old Christopher Gear, of St. Louis, took on water and sank at the 5.5 mile mark of the Big Niangua. The second incident happened Saturday evening when a Searay operated at the 8.2 mile mark of the main channel caught fire. The operator, 29-year-old Tyler Anthony of Olathe Kansas, and his passengers were able to escape injury. The boat, however, was totaled.