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Stone County Sheriff's Office releases names of boating accident victims

Posted at 12:11 AM, Jul 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-21 01:11:55-04

On Friday, the Stone County Sheriff's Office released the names of the victims who died in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake near Branson.

A boat filled with tourists capsized Thursday, claiming the lives of 17 people.

On Friday, deputies released the names of the victims, which aged from one to 76-years-old.

Five victims were from Missouri, nine were from Indiana, one from Illinois and two were from Arkansas.

The names have those who lost their lives are:

Indiana victims

- Angela Coleman, 45

- Arya Coleman, 1

- Belinda Coleman, 69

- Ervin Coleman, 76

- Glenn Coleman, 40

- Horace Coleman, 70

- Maxwell Coleman, 2

- Reece Coleman, 9

Illinois victim

- Leslie Dennison, 64

Missouri victims

- Bob Williams, 73

- William Asher, 69

- Rosemarie Hamann, 68

- Janice Bright, 63

- William Bright, 65

Arkansas victims

- Lance Smith, 15

- Steve Smith, 53

The NTSB announced in a press conference on Friday that the cause of the accident will be determined in a preliminary report, which would be released in a couple of weeks to a month.

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