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Boat capsizes on Table Rock #12835257
07/20/18 03:36 PM
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http://www.fox5krbk.com/story/38688785/branson-ride-the-ducks-boat-capsized-with-multiple-people

Haven't seen anything about life jackets. Absolute horrible deal

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Re: Boat capsizes on Table Rock [Re: Jaret Latta] #12835268
07/20/18 03:44 PM
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This is tragic and yes there are PFDs on these boats I know because I went on one last year while my family was there for vacation. They did not make us wear the pfds but they were with in reach


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Re: Boat capsizes on Table Rock [Re: Jaret Latta] #12835298
07/20/18 04:09 PM
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Such a tragic accident, but I wouldn't be surprised if the company is held liable. There were indications for more storms to come during the evening. Just so terribly sad.....


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Re: Boat capsizes on Table Rock [Re: Jaret Latta] #12835322
07/20/18 04:18 PM
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Those ducks are deathtraps. They were designed for the military in WW2. They have zero flotation and go down like a rock. It amazes me they are legal to use a tour boats.
Prayers for the victims.

Re: Boat capsizes on Table Rock [Re: Jaret Latta] #12835354
07/20/18 04:41 PM
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The only time I have been on one....there were no windows. Seems like we would have been able to swim right out if there was trouble.

Cannot imagine how difficult it would be to get out of one with windows.


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Re: Boat capsizes on Table Rock [Re: Jaret Latta] #12835358
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Whoever was driving that boat wasn't qualified in my opinion if they didn't immediately make everyone put on a life jacket. There's no excuse if they didn't.

Re: Boat capsizes on Table Rock [Re: Jaret Latta] #12835381
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Use to be some of those running around Hot Springs. Rode one out to Lake Hamilton and back once. Kinda like riding a bicycle with square wheels. They definitely could have used some updating. Prayers for all the victims.


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Re: Boat capsizes on Table Rock [Re: Jaret Latta] #12835382
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Prayers for all involved. Terrible.

Re: Boat capsizes on Table Rock [Re: 5Redman8] #12835403
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Originally Posted By: 5Redman8
The only time I have been on one....there were no windows. Seems like we would have been able to swim right out if there was trouble.

Cannot imagine how difficult it would be to get out of one with windows.

These appear to have hard roofs and windows that were closed, the video shows it struggling in the storm before it capsized.


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Re: Boat capsizes on Table Rock [Re: Jaret Latta] #12835419
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I went on one in Branson MO when I was a kid. It was open with a roof but no windows... I was trying to figure out how so many died but If they were closed in then I can definitely see how it could happen. So sad..


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Re: Boat capsizes on Table Rock [Re: Jaret Latta] #12835444
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Terrible tragedy

Re: Boat capsizes on Table Rock [Re: Jaret Latta] #12835456
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Tragedy for sure. Easy to armchair quarterback others mistakes “after the fact” but watch the video then decide if bad decisions were made, real bad decisions: http://www.fox5krbk.com/story/38688785/branson-ride-the-ducks-boat-capsized-with-multiple-people

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Re: Boat capsizes on Table Rock [Re: Jaret Latta] #12835552
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Just seeing those waves scares the cr*p out of me. Prayers for all involved. It's a miracle anyone survived


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Re: Boat capsizes on Table Rock [Re: Jaret Latta] #12835622
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So do we know if people were trapped with life jackets on? That's the first thing I would've been looking for when it got iffy. Course you get a boatload of inexperienced boaters and they are trusting the captain.

Re: Boat capsizes on Table Rock [Re: Jaret Latta] #12835684
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I know this is easy to say but I am not going to be trapped inside a boat with a life jacket on, actually when you think about it, it is not very smart to wear a jacket in those situations, just a bad deal all around.


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