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The Last: Vigil arrested for family sinking victims of the boat



In a church in Indianapolis will find a prayer vigil for members of a family who lost nine of their members when a sightseeing boat capsized on a Missouri lake and killed 17 people

Hundreds of people gathered in the Mount Olive Mission Baptist Church to seek support for the Coleman To show family.

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

During the night watch, Liggins found that a 1

3-year-old nephew of Tia Coleman survived and said, "We must praise God for him." [19659010] An investigation will investigate whether the boat's operators violated the restrictions imposed by the Coast Guard by venturing into the water on Thursday, threatening storms and hitting the region.

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15:45

A Missouri lawmaker says change is needed to improve the safety of amphibious vehicles such as duck boats after 17 people were killed when they were near Table Rock Lake last week Branson sank.

The Cassville Republican Senator, David Sater, said Monday that he is waiting for the results of the federal investigation into the Thursday's accident, but pledged that "this issue will not be dropped."

Another local legislator, Republican representative. Don Phillips says he's not sure if there's a legislative fix. But he asked why the passengers did not wear life jackets. He said it was a common sense policy to carry her on the lake.

Missouri law requires boaters aged 7 years and younger to wear lifejackets when they are on the water, but freed commercial ships like the duck that has sunk. Three of the persons who died on Thursday were 7 years old or younger.

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15:40

Several of the 14 survivors of the deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri made it to safety by climbing aboard a nearby excursion

Seventeen people died on Thursday night as a duck boat on the table Rock Lake near the popular tourist town of Branson sank. The boat was pulled from 24 meters of water on Monday. The National Transportation Safety Board, the US Coast Guard and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are in the investigation.

Patrol chaplain Steve Martin has met with several survivors since the accident. Many told him they could swim to the Branson Belle pedal boat, which swam nearby when the duck boat sank.

Martin says that most or all members of a nine-member family, all of whom survived, are in the Branson Belle. He says the people on the paddle boat helped to get the swimmers to safety.

It was not clear how many of the survivors came to safety on the Branson Belle. Martin did not know, and a message left with the Branson Belle was not returned immediately.

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12:30

A study of a tourist boat accident on a Missouri lake that claimed 17 lives will see if the boat operators violated the restrictions imposed by the Coast Guard by venturing into the water as Thunderstorms threatened and the region met.

The Ride the Ducks took place on Thursday in Branson Tour, when the area was under a severe thunderstorm warning. A storm moving through the area generated wind forces near the hurricanes.

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Tasha Sadowicz says the boat, which sank an annual inspection in February. But Sadowicz says the "Inspection Certificate" restricts boat entry into the water based on wind speed and wave height.

Sadowicz says the investigators want to know if the boat has breached the borders and if the operators were adequately monitoring the weather.

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12:10 pm

A Missouri lawmaker says an investigation must be pitted before decisions are made on how to increase the safety of amphibious vehicles such as duck boats after 17 people were killed last week he at Table Rock Lake near Branson.

Rep. Jeff Justus said on Monday that he would support all necessary improvements. But the Branson Republican says it's still not clear what happened and what could be corrected.

Inspect the US Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Former NTSB chairman James Hall said Saturday that the boat's design makes the world wartime ships II were prone to the kind of accidents that led to Thursday's downfall. Hall said the amphibious ship should be banned from such use.

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11:30 am

The US Coast Guard says the National Transportation Safety Board will detain the Missoni capsized duck boat from Table Rock Lake.

US Coast Guard Captain Scott Stoermer spoke with reporters after the boat had been raised on Monday morning. Seventeen people were killed on Thursday when the boat sank under a thunderstorm that generated winds near hurricane strength.

Stoermer says it took until Monday to remove the boat from the lake because it took so much time to collect the necessary equipment. 19659041] Stoermer says that the boat was photographed underwater before it was brought to the surface. He said he could not discuss details of the condition of the boat.

Nine of the people who died belonged to an Indiana family. Other dead came from Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois.

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11 am

The website of a tour operator whose boat capsized in Missouri says that the company offers to pay for medical and funeral expenses for those on board. 19659046] Thirty-one people were on the amphibious duck boat when it capsized on Thursday evening in a stormy water. Seventeen has died. The National Transportation Safety Board and other agencies are investigating.

The website for Ride the Ducks Branson says the company offers to pay for all related medical bills and funeral expenses, to return all personal belongings from the rescue scene and to help with any related travel or lodging that families need. The company also says it offers mourning counseling for its own employees.

The site says business leaders are deeply saddened, but the company can not comment on orders from the NTSB.

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10:40 [19659051] A de-boarding boat that sank in the south of Missouri and killed 17 people on board was raised.

Live footage of KYTV showed a crane hanging on a barge on the Ride the Ducks boat off Table Rock Lake on Monday morning. A boat pushed it to the shore.

The boat sank Thursday night in waves near the tourist town of Branson. The victims were from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. The boat had sunk in 24 meters of water.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the US Coast Guard investigate what caused the boat to sink.

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10:35 pm

Funeral Church services are commissioned for two Arkansas victims of a submersible accident in a Missouri lake.

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

The father and son were killed among 17 people when their sightseeing boat capsized on the 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 came from Missouri, Indiana and Illinois.

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10:30

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

The Indianapolis Church Services honor Tia Coleman's husband and three children. She and her 13-year-old nephew were the only members of her family to board the duck boat to survive Thursday's downfall. The Colemans were killed among 17 people when the duck boat capsized and sank at Table Rock Lake in Branson during a storm.

Church secretary Lynthia Bruce says a Friday morning visit to Grace Apostolic Church will be followed by funerals for 40 years – Glenn Coleman, 9-year-old Reece, 7-year-old Evan, and 1-year-old Arya.

A night watch for the Colemans takes place on Monday night in another Indianapolis church.

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A Missouri law requires boaters aged 7 years and younger to wear lifejackets when on the water, but commercial vessels such as the Duck boat at Table Rock Lake sank, are excluded.

Seventeen people, including three out of every seven years or younger, died on Thursday when one of the amphibious vehicles crashed amidst waves. The victims came from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri

Lt. US Coast Guard Tasha Sadowicz says commercial vehicles, such as duck boats, only need to have enough flotation equipment for all passengers and crew members and life vests for every child on board.

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

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9:55 am

At least one member died aboard a tourist duck boat that sank in Missouri last week, except for a family of nine, all of whom survived.

Mandi Keller says her family's survival is a "complete miracle". The Kansas City Star reports that Keller was not aboard the Ride the Ducks when it was flooded in Thursday's strong wind.

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

Missouri State Highway Patrol Chaplain Steve Martin calls the survival of Keller's family "remarkable." Martin says there is "no exp lanation" and that the family suffers from the guilt of the survivors.

Martin says the family has landed in various places and found security in different ways.

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8:30

All the people who were hospitalized following the release of a tourist boat in southern Missouri.

Cox Health Center Branson said in a tweet on Sunday evening that it was "happy to announce" that all seven had been fired. Fourteen survived the accident.

Seventeen people died when the Ride the Ducks boat sank at Table Rock Lake on the outskirts of Branson on Thursday night after a thunderstorm near hurricane-strong winds.

Among those who were hospitalized was Tia Coleman, whose husband, three children and five other relatives have died. The Indianapolis woman told reporters on Saturday from the hospital lobby that she was alone when she came to the air. She remembered the prayer "Let me come to my babies."

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8 pm

The US Coast Guard says it plans to build a duck boat that sank in a strong wind in a southern Missouri lake, killing 17 people.

The work to recover the Table Ride the Ducks boat from Table Rock Lake will begin on Monday at 9am. The boat came out Thursday night in the Branson area after a thunderstorm generated near hurricane-strong winds. The boat is sunk in 24 meters of water.

Divers are expected to swim down to the ship and connect it to a crane that will lift it to the surface.

Divers have already found a digital device recorder from the boat. The National Transportation Safety Board and the US Coast Guard hope that the recorder will help with their investigation of why the boat sank.

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