MO - Duck boat carrying 31 tourists capsizes, killing 17, near Branson, July 2018

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    Law firm, Morgan and Morgan, advertising for victims who were involved

    Lakeside Resort & Restaurant on Table Rock Lake
     
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    from your link gregg

    now we have some serious problems

    National Transport Safety Board member Earl Weener told reporters they had a lot of questions for the surviving captain, as it was discovered winds were approaching hurricane force when the boat entered the water.

    I certainly did not think it was anything like that what an ###
     
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    When it got to the bottom (on its wheels) it rolled some distance





     
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    some new info here

     
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    OMG, that means theyd be floating around like a ragdoll in the water with no engine, but those people were trapped in a plastic body bag! Horrendous
     
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    sickening
     
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    ABC News

    Sunken duck boat to be raised from bottom of the lake

    ETA: Currently being treated as a criminal investigation, per the reporter.
     
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    They interviewed a man who with his wife got a refund because they saw the weather and decided not to board the ill-fated boat.

    It was apparently obvious.
     
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    Nobody was wearing life jackets that was filmed. Not even the littl kids. You can tell the captain was nervous.
     
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    The duck boat company who owned the craft which sank last week killing 17 people were warned about design flaws over a year before the tragic accident.

    Steve Paul, owner of the Test Drive Technologies inspection service, said he issued a written report for the company in August 2017 explaining the engine and drainage pumps could fail in inclement weather.

    Paul also claimed he told the company the boat's canopy made it difficult to escape if it were to capsize.

    Duck boat company was warned about design flaws last year | Daily Mail Online

    Could the boat company owner face charges gitana1?
     
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    Divers just coming out of the water minutes ago. Don't know what it means but the blue floating things are not there anymore. It is interesting to watch how the retrieval team works to do this. Just looking at the water ripples I believe they have finished hooking up the cables and it's coming up now. How sad to see all those life jackets not used on top of the canopy roof. I don't know if anyone else saw it but I saw a drone hovering over the scene down low.

    ETA
     
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    I was reading yesterday that these duck boats are extremely heavy weighing 7-1/2 ton.
     
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