At least 11 die when duck boat capsizes in Missouri lake

At least 11 die when duck boat capsizes in Missouri lake

At least 11 die when duck boat capsizes in Missouri lake

The duck boat - given that name for its ability to operate on land and in the water - is based off a military design used in World War II.

Rader says weather is believed to have caused the boat to capsize.

Fourteen people survived, including seven who were injured when the boat went down, state police said.

"It's a warning telling people to take shelter", he said. "I do feel sad and I can feel for the loss of the families, knowing that they are now without their loved ones while they are here", said Wade. "Since the incident occurred, the Administration has been in contact with Governor Parson and other State and local officials, and the President will continue to monitor and receive regular updates on the situation", the statement added.

At the time, he said, the water seemed calm, and no one was anxious about the weather. Ride the Ducks is a national duck tour operator with locations across the United States, and the Branson operation was purchased a year ago by Ripley Entertainment, according to Suzanne Smagala-Potts, a spokeswoman for Ripley. The other patients had minor injuries, authorities said. But he acknowledged that the boat should not have been out.

"It's been a long night, been a very trying night", Rader told reporters Friday morning. "It is absolutely devastating". Two Hungarian students were killed when a duck boat collided with a tugboat in Philadelphia, five college students were killed in 2015 in Seattle when a duck boat collided with a bus, and 13 people died in 1999 when a duck boat sank near Hot Springs, Arkansas.

An off-duty sheriff's deputy working security helped rescue people from the water. "It was just suddenly and out of nowhere".

Strong winds whipped waves head-on onto the boats. A speedboat can be seen driving up behind the duck boats. "Somebody needs to help them". I watched the video last night. The duck boat sank after being struck by the barge.

"Partway through coming back is when ... the waves picked up and then obviously swamped the boat", he said Friday morning.




The boat's captain survived, but its driver did not, according to Sheriff Rader.

Allison Warmuth was killed in a duck boat crash on April 30, 2016. Winds at the time were blowing as hard as 65 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

Twenty-nine passengers and two crew members were aboard for a pleasure cruise.

"So all of the staff, all of the waiters, waitresses that may be on our showboat actually grabbed life jackets, AEDs, were running up and down the aisles helping as much as they could", he said, referring to automated external defibrillators.

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - A sheriff in Missouri says a tourist boat has apparently capsized on a lake, leaving eight people dead and several others hospitalized. She said this was the ride's only accident in more than 40 years of operation. "We will continue to do all we can to assist the families who were involved and the authorities as they continue with the search and rescue".

"Obviously we shouldn't be out there in severe weather", Pattison said. At least two children and two adults were hospitalized.

The city of Branson opened its city hall for survivors and relatives of the sinking. The families of the victims won a $17 million settlement.

Five worldwide college students were killed when a tour bus and a "Ride The Ducks" boat collided. "All of our hearts are completely broken right now". President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences Friday, extending his deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those involved.

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