Deaths at 17 in sinking; a rush to rescue in vain

Posted: July 21, 2018 at 4:07 a.m.
Updated: July 21, 2018 at 4:07 a.m.

People pray next to a car believed to belong to a victim of Thursday night’s boating accident on Table Rock Lake in Branson.

The seriousness of the tragedy on Table Rock Lake became apparent to Pat Cox when he arrived at the site of a sunken tour boat immediately after Thursday night's storm and there were no survivors floating in life jackets.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (left) and Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader talk to reporters on Friday at Table Rock Lake about Thursday’s deadly sinking.

Rina Bernard (left) and Keri Johnson leave flowers Friday on a car believed to belong to one of the victims of Thursday’s duck-boat accident in Branso...

Duck boats sit idle in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks, which was closed Friday.

A map, image and info about the deadly boat accident.

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