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The Latest: Vigil held for the family under the boat sinking victims

BRANSON, missouri. – The Latest news about the deadly sinking of a duck boat in the south of Missouri more (all times are local):

7:50 pm

A prayer vigil will be held in Indianapolis a church for the members of a family that lost nine of its members in a boat on a Missouri lake capsized, killing 17 people.

Hundreds of people gathered at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church to show their support for the Coleman family.

The Rev. Carl Liggins Sr. says the vigil is held to be source of encouragement and support for Tia Coleman. Coleman survived the duck boat sinking at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. Her husband and three of her children were with her family members who died.

During the wake, Liggins reported a 13-year-old nephew of Tia Coleman survived and said, “we should praise God for him.'”

An investigation will look at whether the operators of the boat violated by the coast guard issued restrictions in the water Thursday, a storm threatened and struck the region.

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3:45 pm

A Missouri legislator says that change is necessary to ensure the safety of amphibious vehicles, including duck boats after 17 people were killed when a sunk last week at Table Rock Lake near Branson.

Cassville Republican Sen. David sater on Monday said he has to wait on the results of the federal investigation into Thursday’s accident, but promised that “this issue will not fall.”

Another local legislator, Republican Rep. Don Phillips, says that he is not sure whether there is a legal solution. But he wondered why the passengers were not wearing life jackets. He said that it would be a matter of common sense policy to wear them, while on the lake.

Missouri law requires boat passengers children from 7 years of age and younger to wear life jackets when on the water, but commercial vessels such as the duck boat that sank on its merits. Three of the people who died Thursday were at the age of 7 years or younger.

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3:40 pm

A number of the 14 survivors of the deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri that security for climbing aboard a nearby boat and tour.

Seventeen people were killed Thursday night when a duck boat sank on Table Rock Lake, near the popular tourist town of Branson. The boat was pulled from 80 feet (24 meters) of water on Monday. The National Transportation Safety Board, U. S. Coast Guard and Missouri State Highway Patrol are investigating.

The patrol chaplain Steve Martin met with a number of survivors since the accident. Many told him that they were able to swim to the Branson Belle paddleboat, which hovered in the neighborhood when the duck boat sank.

Martin says that most or all members of a family of nine, all of whom survived, were able to go to the Branson Belle. He says that the people on the paddleboat helped pull swimmers to safety.

It was not clear how many of the survivors reached safety on the Branson Belle. Martin knows it not, and a message left with the Branson Belle was not immediately returned.

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12:30 pm

A research of a tourist boat accident on a Missouri lake that claimed 17 lives will look or the operators of the boat violated by the coast guard issued restrictions by themselves in the water as a thunderstorm threatened and struck the region.

The Ride the Ducks in Branson tour on Thursday occurred as the area was under a severe thunderstorm warning. A storm that moved through the area generated near-hurricane force of wind.

U. S. Coast Guard Lt Tasha Sadowicz says that the boat sank passed an annual inspection in February. But Sadowicz says the “certificate of inspection” places restrictions on when the boats in the water, on the basis of the wind speed and the height of the waves.

Sadowicz, says the researchers want to know whether or not the boat violated the restrictions, and or operators adequate monitoring of the weather.

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12:10 pm

A Missouri legislator says a survey should be to play out before decisions are made about how to increase the safety of amphibious vehicles, including duck boats after 17 people were killed when a sunk last week at Table Rock Lake near Branson.

State Rep. Jeff Justus said Monday that he will support needed improvements. But the Branson Republican says it is not yet clear what happened and what could be corrected.

The U. S. Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Former NTSB Chairman James Hall said Saturday that the boat’s design makes the World War II-era ships are sensitive to the type of accident that has led to Thursday’s sinking. Hall said the amphibious tank must be banned from such use.

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11:30 pm

The U. S. Coast Guard says the National Transportation Safety Board will take custody of the duck boat capsized in Missouri, now that he is risen from Table Rock Lake.

U. S. Coast Guard Captain Scott Stoermer spoke with reporters after the boat was raised on Monday morning. Seventeen people were killed Thursday when their boat sank in the middle of a storm that generated near-hurricane force of wind.

Stoermer says it took until Monday to remove the boat from the lake, because that’s how much time was needed to gather the necessary equipment.

Stoermer says that the boat was photographed underwater before they are brought to the surface. He said that he could not discuss specifics of the boat.

Nine of the people who died belonged to a family from Indiana. Others killed came from Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois.

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11 hours

The website for a tour company that the boat capsized in Missouri, says the company is offering to pay for medical and funeral costs for those on board.

Thirty people were on the amphibious duck boat when it capsized Thursday night on the rough waters during a storm. Seventeen died. The National Transportation Safety Board and other agencies are investigating.

The website Ride the Ducks Branson says the company is offering to pay for all related medical costs and funeral expenses, all the personal items in the rescue scene, and to help with any related travel or accommodations that families need. The company also says it’s providing grief counseling for its own staff.

The page says that the company leaders continue to be deeply saddened, but the company could not comment further on orders of the NTSB.

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10:40 pm

A duck ship that sank in southern Missouri, killing 17 people on board, is increased.

Live broadcast of images of KYTV showed a faucet that is connected to a vessel to pull the Ride the Ducks boat from Table Rock Lake on Monday morning. A boat pushed in the direction of the coast.

The boat sank Thursday night in the churning of the waves in the vicinity of the tourist town of Branson. The victims were from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. The boat was submerged in 80 feet (24 meters) of water.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the U. S. Coast Guard are investigating what caused the boat to sink.

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10:35 pm

Funeral services are set for Wednesday for two Arkansas victims of a duck boat accident in Missouri.

Osceola Church of Christ posted on Facebook that funerals for the 15-year-old Lance Smith, and the 53-year-old Steve Smith will be held on Wednesday afternoon. Visitation services will also be held on Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon in the church in Osceola, which is about 175 miles (280 kilometers northeast of Little Rock.

The father and son were among the 17 people killed when their tour boat capsized on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri, on Thursday. Steve Smith’s daughter, 14-year-old daughter, Loren Smith, was also on the boat, but survived.

Other victims were from Missouri, Indiana and Illinois.

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10:30 pm

Funerals are set for Friday for four of the nine Indiana family members who died when a tourist boat sank in Missouri.

The Indianapolis church will be in honor of the man, and three children, Tia Coleman. She and her 13-year-old cousin were the only members of their family who is on board the duck boat to survive Thursday to sink. The Colemans were among 17 people killed when the duck boat capsized and sank in the Table Rock Lake in Branson during a storm.

Church secretary Lynthia Bruce says a visitation will be held on Friday morning at Grace Apostolic Church, followed by the funeral for the 40-year-old Glenn Coleman, 9-year-old Reece, 7-year-old Evan and 1-year-old Arya.

A wake for the Colemans is set for Monday evening at another Indianapolis church.

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10:10 pm

A Missouri law requires boat passengers children from 7 years of age and younger to wear life jackets when on the water, but commercial vessels such as the duck ship that sank in the Table Rock Lake are exempt.

Seventeen people, including three children aged 7 years or younger, died on Thursday as one of the amphibious vehicles sank in the middle of the churning of the waves. The victims were from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri.

Lt Tasha Sadowicz of the U. S. Coast Guard says commercial vehicles such as duck boats are only required to have enough flotation devices for all passengers and the crew, and life jackets that fit each child on board.

An investigation into the cause of the duck boat accident is underway, but could take months or longer.

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9:55 pm

At least one member died from every family on board of a tourist duck boat that sank in Missouri last week, except for a family of nine who all survived.

Mandi Keller says that her family in order to survive is a complete miracle.” The Kansas City Star reports that Keller was not on board the Ride the Ducks boat when it was flooded during high winds Thursday evening.

Seventeen of the 31 people on board the duck boat died, including nine of the 11 members of another family.

Missouri State Highway Patrol chaplain Steve Martin calls the survival of Keller’s family “quite remarkable.” Martin says that there is “no statement” and that the family is suffering from survivors ‘ guilt.

Martin says that the family all ended up in different places and find safety in different ways.

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8:30 pm

All the people who were hospitalized after a duck boat tourists sank in the southern part of Missouri have released.

Cox Health Center Branson said Sunday evening in a tweet that it was “pleased to announce” all seven had been dismissed. Fourteen survived the accident.

Seventeen people are killed when the Ride the Ducks boat went down Thursday night in the Table Rock Lake on the outskirts of Branson after a storm generated near-hurricane force of wind.

Among those who were hospitalized was Tia Coleman, whose husband, three children and five other family members died. The Indianapolis woman told reporters Saturday from the lobby of the hospital that she was alone when she came up for air. She recalled praying, “let me get my babies.”

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8 hours

The U. S. Coast Guard says the plan is a duck ship that sank in the south from the Missouri during powerful winds, killing 17 people.

The work to recover from the Ride the Ducks boat from Table Rock Lake is scheduled to begin 9 a.m. Monday. The boat went Thursday evening in the Branson area after a storm generated near-hurricane force of wind. The boat is immersed in 80 feet (24 meters) of water.

Divers are expected to swim down to the tank and connect it to a crane, which lifts it to the surface.

Divers have already recovered from a digital recorder of the boat. The National Transportation Safety Board and the U. S. Coast Guard hope the recorder will help in their investigation into why the boat sank.

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For the AP’s full story: https://bit.ly/2Obv0LV

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