Skip to comments.‘Mass casualty incident’ reported at Table Rock Lake
Posted on 07/19/2018 7:32:11 PM PDT by PghBaldy
BRANSON, Mo. - First responders across southwest Missouri were called to the scene of a reported "mass casualty incident" at Table Rock Lake on Thursday after several people were thrown into the water.
Stone County sheriff reports 8 fatalities after duck boat capsizes on Table Rock Lake.
Wowser. Could’ve been one of the “duck” tour boats that went down. This happened in Hot Springs AR in 1999. The shade cloth entangled people so they couldn’t swim away in time.
Was it the thunderstorm?
A little background info:
I saw winds mentioned in articles, so possibly.
Here’s the story on that one in 1999:
Strong storms moved through. +80 MPH winds.
They’re calling this a duck boat.
Hey - we went on the duck boats when we were in Branson years ago - glad it didn’t capsize then - wife can’t swim....
NEAR BRANSON, Mo. — The Stone County Sheriff confirms eight fatalities involved
in a duck boat capsizing on Table Rock Lake Thursday.
Sheriff Doug Rader reports the boat had 31 people on board. He tells KY3 News four of
those have been transported to a hospital. Some of the 31 on board include children.
Divers are on the scene searching for more possible victims. The sheriff says he does
not know how many on the boat are missing. The sheriff is asking for any family
missing someone to go to Branson City Hall. It remains a rescue and recovery mission.
Investigators say the boat ended up sinking in the lake. It remains in the water.
Boaters and staff from the nearby Branson Belle rescued several.
Crews have set up a staging area near the Showboat Branson Belle. However, we can
confirm the incident has nothing to do with the Belle. Firefighters ask you to stay
away from State Park Marina, the Branson Belle, Boat Dock Road, Highway 176 in
the block of 7600 Cougar Trail Road, and Orchard Lane.
O no, another Duck. Oat incident. Those things have a history with this stuff. Prayers up.
I think they are all still owned by Hershend family Entertainment.
That’s going to be it for the Duck Boats.
They are finished.
This is the livestream of KYTV in Springfield, Missouri
Springfield, MO Police scanner https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/4142/web
Taney County scanner, not sure if good https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/26274/web
List of Taney County feeds https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/1584
An old high school friend operates one of those boats. Praying for all.
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