Sinking harkens to 1999's near Hot Springs

Posted: July 21, 2018 at 3:38 a.m.
Updated: July 21, 2018 at 3:38 a.m.

Investigators raise the duck boat that sank on May 1, 1999, in Hot Springs onto a barge in Lake Hamilton eight days later. Thirteen people died in the accident. The National Transportation and Safety Board ruled the boat’s owner failed to properly repair and maintain it.

The 17 people who died Thursday night when an amphibious passenger vehicle sank on Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri surpassed the number of people killed in a similar tragedy nearly 20 years ago in Arkansas.

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