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Re: Duck swamped by waves at Tablerock...
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2018, 08:10:28 PM »
Now there are reports of loss of life and people missing...... :'(

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Re: Duck swamped by waves at Tablerock...
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2018, 08:24:56 PM »
let this be the end of the Ducks, please.


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Re: Duck swamped by waves at Tablerock...
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2018, 08:27:14 PM »
let this be the end of the Ducks, please.

High wind from a passing storm swamped a Duck... Reports are 6 dead, And divers are in the water looking for missing persons.... :'(

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Re: Duck swamped by waves at Tablerock...
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2018, 08:42:26 PM »
I would think this type of a thing could happen to any boat on the lake that chooses to be on the water in that kind of storm.  Forecasts should have been considered and more caution should have been extended.  This is bad for everyone involved, and our prayers are with victims, families, and the people who will live with a decision that they now regret.
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Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2018, 09:42:53 PM »
http://www.fox5krbk.com/story/38688785/branson-ride-the-ducks-boat-capsized-with-multiple-people

Our dear hopes are that the rumors are false and everyone is OK. Sounds like a sudden microburst on the lake or something. Strong winds all around from a storm that was expected to be much smaller.

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Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2018, 10:15:21 PM »
6 confirmed casualties as of now.   :'(
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Re: Duck swamped by waves at Tablerock...
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2018, 10:18:24 PM »
let this be the end of the Ducks, please.

Your comment is out of line.  Nothing like grandstanding on a tragedy.  Have some class
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Re: Duck swamped by waves at Tablerock...
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2018, 10:41:33 PM »
8 confirmed dead, 7 in critical condition as of 10:30pm
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Re: Duck swamped by waves at Tablerock...
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2018, 11:02:47 PM »
Now at 10 dead.  7 still in critical condition.  Several still missing.  They unfortunately expect the casualties number to continue to rise through the evening as the search moves from a rescue mission to a recovery mission
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Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2018, 11:50:27 PM »
Search and rescue called off and switching to recovery mode according to reports. This is really bad. As of this writing only 18 people have been recovered with 11 being dead. Over 30 people were reported on board.

Despite the tragic outcome for the boat in question, I'm actually impressed these boats held up as well as they did. The other boat did manage to make it back safely. However, it appears that was because it was not fully loaded unlike the one that sank. If you see the videos this looks like something you would see from a storm out at sea, its crazy to see Table Rock look like that with them out there.

The final death blow to the vessel is around 4:10, they also reported live on KY3 that they had wind gusts equal to a Cat3 Hurricane! http://www.ky3.com/content/news/CAUGHT-ON-CAMERA-Viewer-captures-Ride-the-Ducks--488687431.html

Another article with various videos: https://heavy.com/news/2018/07/branson-duck-video-boat-sinking-sinks/

Alternate Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1dg-E0sW04

POV video from the surviving boat: https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1020156607278256128

On another note, I could see how this could very well mark the end for Branson's Ride The Ducks Tours. The chain as a whole has unfortunately already suffered from a lot of bad publicity from other incidents across the nation.
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Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2018, 12:02:00 AM »
Our local news station posted the full video on Facebook of it sinking as filmed from the Showboat.

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Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2018, 12:03:19 AM »
So sad.    I have heard from al friend that lives in Branson that 70mph straight line winds hit the area.   
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Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2018, 05:27:03 AM »
So sad to hear & see this.. Thoughts & Prayers to all involved..  :'(
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Re: Duck swamped by waves at Tablerock...
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2018, 06:52:14 AM »
11 dead,   5 missing.....  update at 8, by KY3