Eight dead, more hospitalized after Missouri tourist boat incident

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Divers located the vessel, which came to rest on its wheels on the lakebed, and authorities planned to recover it later Friday.

The driver is among the dead but the captain survived. Authorities say 13 at least passengers were killed in the tragedy, with several others still hospitalized or missing.

The boats were later changed to be used as sightseeing vehicles and renamed "duck boats".

This is still an early investigation in which the Stone County Sheriff said he doesn't have all the details. Thirteen victims already have been found.

"Duck boats are death traps", said Andrew Duffy, an attorney whose Philadelphia law firm handled litigation related to two fatal duck boat accidents there.

He said weather was believed to have caused the boat to capsize.

The weather service issued a severe thunderstorm watch around midday Thursday, followed by a warning at 6:32 p.m., about 40 minutes before the boat tipped over.

Since 1999, 37 people have died in incidents involving duck boats on land and water across the USA and Canada. "May God be with you all!" he wrote on Twitter.

A witness has described the wind-borne chaos as a duck boat capsized and sank in a lake in southwest Missouri. Waves crash up against the windows, and the Showboat Branson Belle can be seen docked nearby, on the lake's shore by Table Rock State Park.

"We have a clear line of sight to both across the water", Zerby said. He says people jumped into the water to help save one woman. "She was unconscious. I was about ready to start CPR and the EMT did show up at that time".

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Branson is about 200 miles from Kansas City, and is considered a major family vacation destination.

Officials did not comment on the identities or ages of the other people who drowned.

Table Rock Lake is a 67-square-mile (174 sq km) reservoir containing water impounded by the Table Rock Dam on the White River. Team will travel Friday morning.

Horrific video shows the moments before a duck boat capsized on a choppy lake in Missouri, before sinking during a thunderstorm leaving at least 13 people dead. Two adults are in critical condition and the others were treated for minor injuries, Brandei Clifton said.

This protocol factors in wind speed, wave, height, and the potential for inclement weather. Another duck boat on the lake was able to safely make it back to shore. But as she and Behr boarded the dinner cruise boat, "the wind really picked up bad and debris was flying everywhere", she said.

Missouri state police said fourteen people survived, including seven who were injured when the boat sank.

Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader told of how one of his deputies was on the boat at the time and had managed to help rescue some of the passengers.

The Western Taney County Fire dive team worked on rescuing people until 11:30 p.m. and the Missouri Highway Patrol Dive team took over the mission on Friday morning.

Seattle: The company that builds ducks, Ride the Ducks International LLC, agreed in 2016 to pay a $1 million fine after one of the vehicles' axles sheared off and it collided with a bus in Seattle in 2015, killing five international students, critically injuring eight and seriously injuring eight others.

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