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NTSB Expected to Release Duck Boat Report

Posted at 8:18 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 09:35:35-04

Almost two years ago, 17 people died when a tourist boat sank on a Missouri lake.

Today, we may get some more answers as to how it happened as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is expected to release the results of its investigation.

In July 2018, a Duck Boat, carrying 31 people near Branson, didn't make it back to shore when a severe storm hit.

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Seventeen people -- the youngest just a year old -- died when the amphibious boat with 31 aboard sank in stormy conditions at the Table Rock Lake near Branson. Nine of the 17 people were from one family. An additional 14 others survived.

While a severe thunderstorm and massive waves hit the area around the time the boat sank, it's still unclear why it happened and how others made it through the storm.

In late July 2018, the NTSB urged witnesses to share any videos or photos and warned that it could be up to a year before it releases a final conclusion on the case.

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The boat's owner, Ripley Entertainment, has settled several lawsuits since then.

The boat's captain and two company executives have also been charged during the investigation.

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