NTSB releases preliminary findings in Branson duck boat accident

The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on a duck boat that capsized on Table Rock Lake last month, killing 17 people.

Posted: Aug. 7, 2018 2:02 PM

(BRANSON, Mo.)-The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on a duck boat that capsized on Table Rock Lake last month, killing 17 people.

The NTSB said the Ride the Ducks vessel, called "Stretch Duck 7," initially sank in 15 feet of water and rolled on the lake floor, eventually resting in 70 feet of water.

There were thunderstorm warnings in the area at the time, with winds over 70 mph, when the duck boat capsized.

Seventeen of 31 people on board the vessel died, including a crew member and nine members of an Indiana family.

The NTSB said it recovered a video-recording system. Investigators are attempting to access data on the system’s hard drive.

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