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Feds Target Captains of Sunken Duck Boat

Coast Guard found evidence of 'misconduct, negligence, or inattention'

(Newser) - The duck boat sinking that killed 17 on a Missouri lake is now the subject of a federal criminal investigation after the Coast Guard found probable cause for negligence. The US Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri is seeking to delay civil lawsuits over the July 19... More »

Duck Boat Operators Ignored Weather Alerts: $100M Suit

Faulty canopies, pumps also cited in complaint against owners, operators of Missouri vessel

(Newser) - A lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages has been filed against the owners and operators of a duck boat that sank July 19 on a Missouri lake, killing 17 people. The federal lawsuit was filed Sunday on behalf of two members of an Indiana family who lost nine relatives when... More »

Duck-Boat Tragedy Video: Trip Went From Calm to Frantic

NTSB releases a preliminary timeline of what happened

(Newser) - Now, the video. Federal officials have reviewed footage from the sunken Missouri duck boat to see how events unfolded and compare the launch time to severe-weather warnings for the area, the Kansas City Star reports. Per the National Transportation Safety Board, the trip went from leisurely to frantic within minutes... More »

Divers Raise Sunken Duck Boat From Lake

The NTSB will take custody as investigation continues

(Newser) - The duck boat that capsized and sank last week on a sightseeing cruise was raised from a Missouri lake Monday, more than three days after the accident that killed 17 people near the tourist town of Branson. Divers attached a sling to the vessel, which was submerged in 80 feet... More »

Duck Boat Tragedy: One Family's Survival 'Defies Probability'

There's apparently no real reason why the 9 of them made it

(Newser) - The 17 people who died Thursday night when the duck boat they were riding sank on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., have been identified . The Kansas City Star now identifies nine of the people who survived and something incredible about them: They're all from the same family, and... More »

Teen Girl Says Duck-Boat Captain Was 'Freaking Out'

And a private inspector says he warned the company about risks

(Newser) - A teenager on the Missouri duck boat was apparently "freaking out" when it sank because the captain was doing the same. "She's sad—very sad," Mandi Keller of Texas says about her 15-year-old daughter Gillian, per the Kansas City Star . Gillian was with her father on... More »

Here's Who Died on the Duck Boat

The Kansas City Star looks more closely at the victims

(Newser) - After 17 died in a tragic duck-boat accident this week, a local vigil and a newspaper are honoring the dead. "This has been my community for 10 years, so just hearing about it last night I felt completely helpless at home, not feeling like there's anything I could... More »

Woman Who Lost 9 Family Members on Duck Boat Speaks

Tia Coleman says captain said life jackets weren't necessary

(Newser) - Among the 31 people aboard the duck boat that capsized on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, Thursday night, were 11 members of an Indiana family , only two of whom survived. One of those survivors, Tia Coleman, spoke with Fox59 by phone Friday; she says the other survivor was her... More »

9 Members of One Family Among Dead on Duck Boat

Missouri disaster killed 17 in total

(Newser) - More grim news out of Missouri with reports that nine of the 17 people killed when a duck boat capsized came from a single family. No further details about them were immediately available. Per USA Today , two other members of that family survived the ordeal aboard the amphibious vessel as... More »

As Death Toll Hits 17, Questions Rise About Weather Warning

National Weather Service warned of severe storm, but it's unclear if duck boat knew

(Newser) - Four more bodies have been recovered from Table Rock Lake, bringing the confirmed death total to 17 in Thursday night's boat capsizing near Branson, Missouri. CNN reports that all of the missing have been accounted for after the tragedy involving a popular duck boat, which got caught in a... More »

Death Tolls Hits 13 in Missouri Duck Boat Disaster

4 still missing in Table Rock Lake

(Newser) - Severe weather is being blamed for what could be America's deadliest "duck boat" disaster. Authorities in Branson, Missouri, have confirmed that at least 13 people, including children, died Thursday night when an amphibious boat carrying tourists capsized and sank in Table Rock Lake. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt.... More »

'Duck Boat' Capsizes in Missouri; 8 Are Dead

Several more injured at Table Rock Lake near Branson

(Newser) - A summer tragedy near Branson, Missouri: Police say at least eight people are dead and several more injured or missing after a "duck boat" capsized in Table Rock Lake. Authorities suspect a fast-developing storm with winds of about 60mph is to blame, reports the Kansas City Star . The victims... More »

Woman Killed in Crash With Duck Tours Vehicle

She and a passenger were riding a scooter that ended up under the duck boat

(Newser) - A 29-year-old woman has died after the scooter she was driving was struck by an amphibious sightseeing vehicle in downtown Boston on Saturday, the AP reports. A spokesperson for Boston Duck Tours says the tour group is cooperating with police following the collision. The crash happened around 11:30am near... More »

Duck Boat Never Got Recommended Fix

5th victim of Seattle crash dies

(Newser) - The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating last week's deadly Ride the Ducks crash in Seattle, and it looks as if the vehicle's operators are going to have to answer some very tough questions. The board says that Ride the Ducks International issued a warning about potential axle... More »

Second Body, Sunken Duck Boat Recovered

Body believed to be missing Hungarian student

(Newser) - Recovery workers pulled a second body from the Delaware River in Philadelphia today, followed by the sightseeing vessel that sank after a collision with a barge Wednesday. The body is believed to be that of Szablcs Prem, 20, the Inquirer reports . Crews recovered the body of 16-year-old Dora Schwendtner earlier... More »

Body Found After Duck Boat Crash

Authorities believe it is missing 16-year-old

(Newser) - A female body that could turn out to be that of Dora Schwendtner, the 16-year-old Hungarian tourist who disappeared in the wake of yesterday’s duck boat crash , was pulled from the Delaware River today. A fisherman spotted the floating corpse at about 4:45am, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. A... More »

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