A duck boat capsized on the lake Thursday at around 7:12 p.m. due to heavy winds.
Divers searched a Missouri lake Friday for the bodies of four people who were presumed dead after a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, killing at least 17 people in the tourist town of Branson, according to reports.
Authorities blamed stormy weather for the accident Thursday evening on Table Rock Lake. Winds at the time were blowing as hard as 65 mph (105 kph), according to the National Weather Service.
Fourteen people survived, including seven who were injured when the boat went down, state police said.
Earlier reports said 31 people were on board the boat, including children.
Crews classify the incident as a “mass casualty” incident that involved a tourist boat.
Six people, including three children, were rushed to a hospital in the nearby city of Branson.
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