Missouri Boat Capsizes, 17 Dead (Updated)

An amphibious boat with 31 people aboard has capsized on Table Rock Lake in Missouri.  Seventeen died, ranging in age from 1 to 70.  Fourteen have been determined to have survived.  (KY3)

The accident occurred after a line of severe thunderstorms passed through the area.  From The Guardian:

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

Sheriff Doug Rader has confirmed the fatalities.

The boat was part a tourist attraction, “Ride the Ducks”, associated with the popular nearby entertainment town of Branson.

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