Tragedy as Duck (DUKW) Sinks During Storm, 17 Vacationers Dead so Far…

  • Boat driver Robert ‘Bob’ Williams, 66, was one of the 17 people who died on the Ride the Ducks boat  
  • Nine of the people who died were from the same family from Indianapolis but they have not yet been named 
  • Two members of the same family survived the tragic accident, the Governor’s office confirmed 
  • Couple Bill Asher and Rose Hamman were among those killed, as was hero grandmother Leslie Dennison 
  • Leslie was on the boat with her 12-year-old granddaughter, who says the woman died saving her life
  • The mother of a girl who survived says passengers were being ‘sucked’ back into the lake by the sinking boat 
  • The Ride the Ducks boat capsized on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, on Thursday at 7pm 
  • The boat was carrying 31 people when aggressive storms rolled over the area and thrashed the water 
  • Eleven people were pulled dead from the water on Friday night and seven were taken to the hospital 
  • On Friday morning, another six bodies were pulled from the water including three belonging to children  
  • Passengers on other boats on the water filmed harrowing footage of the boat being overpowered by waves  
  • The National Weather Service issued a severe storm warning at 6.30pm on Thursday, 30 minutes earlier 

Via: DM

2 thoughts on “Tragedy as Duck (DUKW) Sinks During Storm, 17 Vacationers Dead so Far…

  1. I liked this but not because of the loss of life.
    It reminded me of a fully laden duck sinking in Dublin.
    No one died but nearly all got a belly full of River Liffey and suffered the ‘usual’ effects aka up-chucking!!!

    Some locals pointing out to the media that the River was well contaminated with recycled Guinness!

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    1. They’re basically a floating 2 1/2 ton truck, so not the most seaworthy of crafts. I think they required a great deal of modification and rigging to get them to work for the military.
      I’ve passed them a few places, but it never seemed like a great idea to ride in one.

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