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Sunken duck boat raised from Missouri lake


The doomed duck boat that sank in the middle of a storm on Thursday, killing 17, was raised from the depths of a Missouri lake Monday, as authorities hope to learn more about why the vessel foundered. During the retrieval efforts, which began around 9 a.m., divers connected the Ride the Ducks boat to a crane that dragged the vessel from its resting place 80-feet deep in Table Rock Lake. U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Scott Stoermer said the boat will be dewatered and given to the National Transportation Security Board for investigation. “The boat was at the bottom [of the lake] and resting on its axis,” Stoermer said. He added: “One of the goals of the investigation is to evaluate if the operational guidance for Ride the Ducks and for this particular operation was followed.” About an hour before the Coast Guard began pulling the boat up from the bottom of Table Rock Lake on Monday, the Branson duck boat company announced it had offered to pay the medical bill and funeral costs for the victims of Thursday’s accident. In a statement posted to Facebook, the company said it “remained deeply saddened by the tragic accident.”

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