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Were Coast Guard Rules Ignored Before Duck Boat Tragedy?

The investigation into the sinking of a sightseeing boat that claimed 17 lives will look at whether operators violated Coast Guard rules by venturing onto a Missouri lake as thunderstorms rolled in, a Coast Guard official said Monday. More than three days after the deadly accident, a crane attached to...

Branson Duck Boat Death Toll Reaches 17

[raw] [/raw] BRANSON, Mo. — Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in the country-and-western town of Branson, authorities said. Investigators blamed stormy weather for the accident Thursday...