Deadly Missouri duck boat to be raised, most survivors leave hospital

Deadly Missouri duck boat to be raised, most survivors leave hospitalThe U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday it will oversee the salvage operations for the amphibious vessel that was carrying 31 people when it went down on Thursday in a fierce and sudden storm on Table Rock Lake outside of the tourist destination of Branson. Seven of the 14 survivors were taken to a local hospital, and all but one had been discharged as of Sunday. Two of the World War Two-style amphibious duck boat vehicles were out on the lake and headed back to shore when the storm struck, but only one made it.


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Two victims leave hospital after Missouri tour boat tragedy

Two victims leave hospital after Missouri tour boat tragedyTwo adults and two children remained hospitalized in Branson, Missouri after an adult and a child were released late on Friday, NBC affiliate KY3 News reported, citing a hospital official. Representatives from the CoxHealth Branson hospital and local Stone County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Saturday. Federal safety officials and the U.S. Coast Guard are investigating the incident, which began around 7 p.m. Thursday (0000 GMT) when a sudden “microburst” storm swept over Table Rock Lake near Branson, throwing up large white-capped waves.


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Survivor claims captain told passengers to leave life jackets before 'duck boat' capsized

Survivor claims captain told passengers to leave life jackets before 'duck boat' capsizedNine of the 17 people who drowned when an amphibious “duck boat” carrying 31 people capsized in stormy weather in Missouri were from the same family. Another two members of that family survived, said a spokeswoman for Mike Parson, the Missouri governor. Tia Coleman told WXIN-TV in Indianapolis that she and a nephew were among 11 relatives on a duck boat Thursday night on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. Coleman says she lost “all my children” but she did not say how many. Coleman says the captain of the boat told passengers, “Don’t worry about grabbing the life jackets – you won’t need them.” She says by the time it was clear life jackets were needed, “it was too late.” An email seeking comment from a spokeswoman for Ripley Entertainment, which owns the Ride the Ducks boat, was not immediately returned. People pray next to a car believed to belong to a victim of the duck boat accident Credit:  Charlie Riedel/AP Divers discovered four more bodies on Friday, and officials said all bodies have now been recovered from the accident. The ages of the victims ranged from one to 70 years old, according to Missouri Highway Patrol. The vessel sank in 40ft of water before rolling to a final depth of 80ft, posing a challenge for divers attempting to recover the victims who remained in the vehicle when it sank. Fourteen people survived, including seven who were injured when the boat went down, and were taken to hospital. Emergency crews responded to the incident shortly after 7pm as thunderstorms rolled through the area, the fire district said on Twitter. A spokeswoman for the Cox Medical Centre Branson said four adults and three children arrived at the hospital shortly after the incident. Two adults were in critical condition and the others were treated for minor injuries, Brandei Clifton said. National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Linderberg said a top wind speed of 63 mph was measured around 7pm Thursday at Branson Airport. The winds were likely stronger over the lake, Linderberg said. Rescue personnel are seen after an amphibious “duck boat” capsized and sank, at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Stone County Credit: Reuters “There’s nothing to slow down winds in an open area,” he said. Multiple dive teams from a number of law enforcement agencies were assisting in the rescue and recovery effort. Mr Rader said the divers ended their “challenging” search on Thursday night before resuming their efforts on Friday morning. An amphibious “duck boat” about to sink at Table Rock Lake near Branson on Thursday. It was not immediately clear if this was the boat that capsized Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board made their way to the scene on Friday morning to establish how the accident occurred. Suzanne Smagala with Ripley Entertainment, which owns Ride the Ducks in Branson, said the company was assisting authorities with the rescue effort. Smagala added this was the Branson tour’s first accident in more than 40 years of operation. Video footage shot by an eyewitness who was on shore showed strong waves tossing two duck boats side to side. The video clip was posted online by KY3 News. Rescue personnel work after an amphibious “duck boat” capsized and sank, at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Stone County Credit: Reuters The man-made lake is a popular tourist draw located in southern Missouri on the border with Arkansas. Duck amphibious vehicles are used on tourist sightseeing tours around the world and have been involved in a number fatal accidents in the past two decades. They were originally used by the U.S. military in World War II to transport troops and supplies, and later were modified for use as sightseeing vehicles.  The company that builds ducks, Ride the Ducks International LLC, agreed in 2016 to pay a $1 million fine after one of the vehicles collided with a bus in Seattle, killing five international students. Pictures coming in from #Branson in the aftermath of the incident on Table Rock Lake in Branson. (ctsy. @kytv) pic.twitter.com/6Tqb8lofBv— Mark Moseley (@KARKMark) July 20, 2018 The company admitted to failing to comply with US vehicle manufacturing rules.


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Thai Cave Boys Leave Hospital and Apologize for All the Fuss

  1. Thai Cave Boys Leave Hospital and Apologize for All the Fuss  New York Times
  2. ‘The first glimpse of hope’: Thai soccer boys out of hospital, recount drama of cave rescue  USA TODAY
  3. Thai soccer players and coach speak publicly for first time since their rescue from flooded cave  Washington Post
  4. Everybody’s favourite football team  The Star Online
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Thai soccer team members who were trapped in cave leave hospital

  1. Thai soccer team members who were trapped in cave leave hospital  USA TODAY
  2. Thai cave boys leave hospital ahead of press conference  Yahoo News
  3. Thai cave rescue: Wild Boars soccer team discharged from hospital  9news.com.au
  4. Everybody’s favourite football team  The Star Online
  5. Terrifying details of Thai cave rescue revealed by divers  Fox News
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Thai cave boys to leave hospital, speak to media

  1. Thai cave boys to leave hospital, speak to media  Yahoo News
  2. Thai cave boys’ first public appearance; locals, media wait for televised address  Reuters
  3. Australian divers who helped rescue the Thai soccer team from a cave will receive civilian honors  Business Insider
  4. Everybody’s favourite football team  The Star Online
  5. Thai cave boys’ surprise next move: ‘We are planning the date’  NEWS.com.au
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Police involved shootings in Massachusetts, Missouri leave one officer dead, three injured

  1. Police involved shootings in Massachusetts, Missouri leave one officer dead, three injured  Yahoo News
  2. 1 police officer killed in Weymouth, Mass., 3 hurt in Kansas City, Mo., in separate shootings  USA TODAY
  3. Massachusetts police officer killed after attacked with rock, shot with own gun, officials say  Fox News
  4. Weymouth Police Officer, Innocent Bystander Killed; Suspect in Custody  NBC10 Boston
  5. Family, neighbors mourn for slain Weymouth officer Michael Chesna  The Boston Globe
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