Four Winnipeg men were sent to hospital after an explosion on a boat near Kenora Monday evening.

The accident happened near Bare Point Marina on Lake of the Woods. Ontario Provincial Police said the men were transporting gas cans to their cottage.

Const. Bob Bernie said the men’s boat stalled several times, and the men may have forgotten to vent gas fumes before restarting it. Bernie said that could have sparked the explosion.

The four men managed to make it to the dock and were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. They currently remain at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.