Video shows moments before Branson, Missouri duck boat capsizes

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  • Published on:  Friday, July 20, 2018
  • At least 13 are dead and 6 remain missing after a severe storm flooded a tourist boat on a southwestern Missouri lake. Warning: Video contains emotionally or visually disturbing content.


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  • who me

     (Jul 21, 2018)

    First rule of boating; When in doubt, don't go out.

  • Shyan Marie

     (Oct 20, 2018)

    They took them out and now want to claim they don't have any liability, and that they owe the families 'nothing'. Who takes customers out during a storm and then denies liability for the incident when it was their call? https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2018/10/18/us/duck-boat-sinking-lawsuit.amp.html

  • juliadennehy

     (Aug 3, 2018)

    Duck boat rule: where there's money to be made... screw safety.

  • Captain Tigger

     (Jul 21, 2018)

    As a captain myself the biggest mistake was taking a duck boat out on the water in those conditions. The captain of this novelty ride is 100% at fault. The life preserves should have been mandatory the minute the vessel began to struggle. The conditions of the river had to have called for small craft warnings. Why would any captain make such an illinformed decision to proceed. Very sad.

  • Becky Rode

     (Jul 20, 2018)

    The storm did not come out of nowhere. We were there yesterday at Silver Dollar City (about 10 minutes from the lake) The thunderstorm warning blew up my phone about 35 minutes before the winds. We had time to slowly walk to our car, drive back to our condo, kick up our feet & turn on the local news before the winds started. A weather radio would have alerted them. Their cell phones with weather notification would have alerted them. The GIANT BANK OF BLACK CLOUDS slowly coming toward them would hav...

  • The Angry General

     (Jul 28, 2018)

    Becky Rode you don't give a shit about those people. As long as the dog survives that's all that matters!

  • Traveling with Rick

     (Jul 21, 2018)

    Becky Rode the NTSB should contact you. I never take my boat out. With wind speeds above 15.

  • jamey j

     (Jul 20, 2018)

    how about victim blaming with “they should have done this or this” and allow give condolences and be kind while loved ones grieve

  • Donna Taylor

     (Jul 21, 2018)

    Tragic event!! Bless the families of these people!

  • 《 KittyGurl2320 》

     (Jul 24, 2018)

    The people where not wearing life jackets. They don't wear life jackets on ride the ducks even though you are supposed to wear a life jacket on the lake.

  • Noah Wullkotte

     (Jul 20, 2018)

    The most tragic part is that they had life vests on the boat, but the people weren't required to wear them and they didn't.

  • Shyan Marie

     (Oct 20, 2018)

    They investigated and there weren't even enough lifevests for everyone aboard! Quit lying!

  • Shyan Marie

     (Oct 20, 2018)

    +Kayla H. I live here too! Now they're trying to deny liability! https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2018/10/18/us/duck-boat-sinking-lawsuit.amp.html

  • The Wraith

     (Jul 20, 2018)

    Why wouldn't the captain just turned around and have the wind at his back and head towards closes land?

  • Tony Min

     (Jul 20, 2018)

    "It was a fast-moving storm that came out of basically nowhere" this statement from the company spokesman is false. There were multiple advisories and warnings throughout the day from both the NWS and Missouri DPS about multiple storms and the dangers they posed. 30 minutes before this boat capsized there was a Sever Thunderstorm Warning issued for the area. They chose to ignore them and took these folks out on the water.

  • Garrett Klein

     (Sep 12, 2018)

    You are absolutely clueless. I live in Branson as well.you. have been. Making shit up. There was. Severe thunderstorm warning and it was on my phone. The warning said 70 mph and it was issued almost 45 minutes before the winds hit tablerock. Stop talking out of your ass.

  • klassy s

     (Aug 5, 2018)

    That is very sad. Downright sad, imagine the people who have to live in agony over loss family. Jesus, my hear hurts right now.

  • PaperDoll Baby

     (Jul 20, 2018)

    Wow, I couldn't have stopped myself from crying even if I wanted to. I'm sad for the lives lost, also for the people who survived. Survivor's guilt is a real thing &for some it can be truly devastating to carry on w/life. My heart is full of sympathy, compassion, love, empathy &sorrow for all who have been affected by this tremendously devastating tragedy!

  • T Swizzle

     (Jul 21, 2018)

    Bobby Knight Guess what, I'm also a local in Branson. Go make you immediate judgements somewhere else

  • T Swizzle

     (Jul 21, 2018)

    Gracelyn Gregg You're literally making sure the entire world knows you're a local in Branson.

  • T. Skullsplitter

     (Jul 21, 2018)

    Absolute tragedy. They died terrified. Bless them all!