More than a Dozen Die When Duck Boat Capsizes in Missouri Lake

By |2018-07-20T07:55:45-05:00July 20, 2018 7:10 am|Breaking News, State Headlines|0 Comments

BRANSON, MO (KDKZ-TV) At least 13 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists capsized and sank on a lake during a thunderstorm in a country music mecca in southwest Missouri.

The Stone County Sheriff’s office said early Friday that four people remain missing after the Ride the Ducks boat sank on Table Rock Lake in Branson Thursday night, updating the number from five. Missouri State Patrol divers will resume the search for them Friday.

A spokeswoman for the Cox Medical Center Branson said four adults and three children arrived at the hospital shortly after the incident. Two adults are in critical condition and the others were treated for minor injuries, Brandei Clifton said.

Rader said stormy weather likely made the boat capsize. Another duck boat on the lake made it safely back to shore.

Steve Lindenberg, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Springfield, Missouri, said the agency issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Branson area Thursday evening. Lindenberg said winds reached speeds of more than 60 mph.

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