Members of IN family among 17 killed IN Missouri duck boat sinking
23 July, 2018, 18:25 | Author: Trevor Moore
Around 200 people have attended a community memorial service in Branson for the 17 people killed when a duck boat sand in a Missouri Lake.
Seventeen people died when the Ride the Ducks boat went down Thursday night in Table Rock Lake on the outskirts of Branson after a thunderstorm generated near-hurricane strength winds.
"I look at my family here, and this could've been us", Ed Brown, who was at the vigil, told CNN affiliate KMIZ.
Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader previously confirmed to that media outlet that the captain was among those who survived the accident. "'I will show you where they are but you won't need them so don't worry.' So we didn't grab them".
She told KOLR: "A really huge wave swept over and when that wave swept over, the last thing I heard my sister-in-law yell was "grab the baby". Coleman said her home was always filled with people, and now her three children and husband were stolen from her.
A crane from a southwest Missouri salvage operation has already been brought to a staging area near the site where the duck boat went down, close by the Showboat Branson Belle.
Tia Coleman said her family initially lined up for the wrong tour so they had to switch out their tickets for the 6:30 p.m. ride.
"She had a thousand personalities wrapped up in her one", Ms Coleman said.
"People get trapped in the canopy, the life jackets force them up but the canopy pulls them down", he said.
Coleman, whose three children and husband all drowned, said the captain of the boat told them they would not need life jackets. Crew members told them a storm was heading toward the area but there didn't appear to be any danger.
A family friend wrote on Twitter Pamela had chose to go shopping instead of joining her family on board the doomed boat.
Carolyn Coleman said she and her husband are planning to make a trip to IN for the funeral after the bodies are released. Thirteen people died in 1999 when a boat sank near Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Survivors have told the media that the boat captain told passengers there was no need to wear life jackets, even shortly before sinking when the winds and waves appeared unsafe.
State and federal investigators were trying to determine what caused the vessel, originally built for military use in the Second World War, to crash.
While the boat's driver on water, 51-year-old Kenneth McKee, survived; its driver on land, 73-year-old Bob Williams, did not.
In addition, investigators are looking into questions about the accident, including ones about the weather, life jackets, the boat and the actions of the crew, officials said.
Paul said the duck boats he inspected - which the company had just purchased or repaired - vented exhaust from the motor out front and below the water line. While life jackets are a normal, and life-saving, accessory in aquatic recreational activities, they weren't required to be worn on the Ride the Ducks boats that Coleman rode on and some experts argue that the safety equipment could actually have made escaping the sinking vessel even harder.
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