Jul 22 2018
Tia Coleman survived the duck boat tragedy in Branson, Missouri, but nine members of her family, including her sister-in-law died, according to ABC News. "I have been on my lake most of my life and I have never seen it like this", Kettles said.
The National Transportation Safety Board was to send a team early Friday to investigate the incident, the U.S. agency said.
Tracy Beck, of Kansas City, Missouri, said she recalled the family who lost nine members waiting in line and blamed a possible ticket mix-up for them ending up on the ill-fated boat.
Brandei Clifton, public information officer at Cox Health in Branson, said that of the people she knew of being treated at the hospital, three are adults and three are under 18.
Footage recorded at Table Rock Lake showed small duck boats, which can traverse both water and land, struggling against large waves and heavy winds around the time of the disaster.
More than three dozen people have died in incidents involving duck boats on land and water in the United States over the past two decades.
The boat was carrying 31 people, and 14 survived. "When I saw them, they were throwing out life jackets to people", Coleman explained.
Seven people have been hospitalized. He also thanked an off-duty sheriff's deputy that was on the Branson Belle that jumped into the water to begin rescue efforts, as well as several employees for their heroic efforts.
Nine members of the Coleman family died in the boating accident on Table Rock Lake near Branson
Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader previously confirmed to that media outlet that the captain was among those who survived the accident.
Gerald Dworkin, a consultant for Lifesaving Resources, an aquatics safety training firm in ME, said, "Even if they were wearing a life jacket when the boat went down, unless they could evacuate through the side windows they would've been trapped by that canopy". "They're not fit for water or land because they are a half vehicle and half boat".
Steve Lindenberg, a meteorologist in Springfield, Missouri some 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of Branson, told AFP a string of severe thunderstorms had barreled through the area causing significant tree damage and downed power lines.
The NTSB, Coast Guard and local law enforcement agencies are investigating.
The boss of the company that owns the duck boats, Jim Pattison Jr, said there had been a "microburst" of high wind just before the boat capsized.
The company says every vehicle is equipped with quick release safety windows and 65 life preservers, which is enough for everyone on board.
Seventeen people died when the pleasure boat capsized.
The Missouri accident is the latest in a series of accidents involving duck boats. And previous year, Boston-one of the most prominent duck boat tour cities-began adopting new safety regulations in the wake of concerns from critics.
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