NTSB to release report on fatal Duck Boat sinking

Accident near Branson killed 17 of 31 people on board when a severe storm hit in July 2018. The boat's owner has settled 31 lawsuits.


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April 28, 2020 - 9:51 AM

The buck boat is hauled out of the water on Monday, July 23, 2018, at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo. J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly two years after 17 people died when a tourist boat sank on a Missouri lake, federal transportation safety investigators today will release the results of an investigation into the tragedy.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been investigating what caused the Ride the Ducks vehicle to sink at Table Rock Lake near Branson, killing 17 of the 31 people on board. The boat, known as Stretch Duck 7, was unable to make it back to shore when a severe storm hit in July 2018.

The boat’s owner, Ripley Entertainment, has settled 31 lawsuits filed by survivors or relatives of those who died.

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