10 People Dead After Tourist Boat Accident

By |2018-07-19T23:22:21-05:00July 19, 2018 11:22 pm|Breaking News, State Headlines|0 Comments

BRANSON, MO (KDKZ-TV) A tourist boat apparently capsized on a lake Thursday night in Missouri, leaving at least ten people dead and several others hospitalized, a sheriff said.

Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said a Ride the Ducks tourist boat reportedly sank on Table Rock Lake with 31 people on board. He said weather was believed to have caused the boat to capsize. High winds had hit the area, according to weather reports.

National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Linderberg said a top wind speed of 63 mph was measured around 7 p.m. Thursday at Branson Airport. The winds were likely stronger over the lake, Linderberg said.

“There’s nothing to slow down winds in an open area,” he said.

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