BREAKING: 11 Dead After Duck Boat Sinks in Storm, Branson, Missouri – at Least 5 Remain Missing (VIDEO)

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It has been announced by the authorities that 11 dead after a duck boat carrying about 31 passengers sank on Table Rock Lake near Branson, The Washington Post reports

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Source: Associated Press

Key details: 

  • The boat sank due to intense winds gusts and thunderstorms of more than 60 mph. “The winds were behind what is called a ‘gust front,’” said weather blogger Mike Smith. “There were also intense winds with the heavy rain when it arrived which would have decreased visibility to very low values.”
  • 11 are now confirmed dead after a duck boat sank on Table Rock Lake near Branson;
  • There were 31 passengers on the boat at the moment of the accident;
  • 7 people have been transported to the hospital, 2 among them were in critical condition;
  • Some of the dead passengers were children;
  • Five passengers still remain missing, dive teams are currently looking for them;

Ride the Ducks Branson was purchased last year by Ripley Entertainment. The spokesmen of the company stated, “Our number one priority is our guests and employees. We are doing everything we can to assist authorities.”

The captain of another duck boat also commented on the situation, “I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the captain did his best. All of our hearts are completely broken right now.”

Crazy storm… 11 fatalities so far on Table Rock.Lakesideresort.com#tablerock #lovetablerock #tablerocklake #branson

Gepostet von Lakeside Resort & Restaurant on Table Rock Lake am Donnerstag, 19. Juli 2018


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