At least 17 die when duck boat capsizes in Missouri lake

At least 17 die when duck boat capsizes in Missouri lake

Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said Thursday that stormy weather likely made the boat capsize. One woman died and another person was seriously injured. As of Friday at 9:00 a.m. EST, tragically, 13 of those 31 passengers-including children-have been reported dead.

President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences.

The city of Branson opened its city hall for survivors and relatives of the sinking.

Guain Holloman, of Tennessee, places a flower on the windshield of a vehicle in the Ride the Ducks parking lot in Branson on Friday. Everyone is welcome, according to the report.

The bodies of all the missing people have now been accounted for. "There is a lot of storm debris". Strong thunderstorms with straight-line winds moved through the Branson area a little after 7 p.m. Thursday, said Cory Rothstein, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Springfield. "We're very resilient." Severe evening thunderstorms, including winds in excess of 60 miles per hour, struck the area at the time of the deadly crash.

"I've been here most of my life and I never saw a storm this bad".

"In ideal conditions, generally you don't see problems", she said. "Boats can't get in, boats can't get out". "Boats can't get out".

"Maine Duck Tours has recently hired an additional staff member to assist with monitoring safety along the waterfront, monitoring changes in winds and weather and communicating with other recreational boaters, our captains and operations manager", he said in a statement Friday.

The storm was part of the same upper-level weather system that spawned destructive tornadoes Thursday in Iowa, Missouri's northern neighbor.

"While the incident did not occur in Branson, we are hoping and praying for all involved", the post said.

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There have been some fatalities caused by duck boats, however, despite a number of high profile incidents, these are rare.

"It's going to be all night", Rader said. One of the duck boats returned to shore safely, but the other sank. The National Transportation Safety Board said it has launched an investigation into the accident. It sank in 80 feet of water and was upright when found by divers.

Cox said his employees were able to save two people and recovered three bodies - none of whom were children. McConnell didn't comment on the nature of the victims' injuries. According to its website, Ride the Ducks Branson has closed while investigations are conducted into Thursday's accident. Our prayers are with the victims, their families and the team at Ripley Entertainment.

Duck amphibious vehicles are used on tourist sightseeing tours around the world and have been involved in a number of fatal accidents in the past two decades.

On September 24, 2015, five North Seattle College worldwide students died when the a duck boat collided with the bus they were riding.

Another accident in 1999, where a duck boat sank in Arkansas, killed 13 people.

Duck boats are also hard to regulate on a national level because cities and states have varying safety requirements.

Duck boats were originally used by the USA military in World War II to transport troops and supplies, and later were modified for use as sightseeing vehicles. Right now it's just it's just about supporting the families in any way we can.

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