On Thursday, July 19, a Ride the Ducks tour boat was making its way across Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo., when a severe storm with winds exceeding 60 mph kicked up white-capped waves.
The boat, with 31 people aboard, took on water and started sinking.
In all, 17 people died and 14 survived. The investigation into the incident has been turned over to the National Transportation Safety Board.
The Star has complete coverage of the fatal duck boat accident and its aftermath in the popular tourist town.
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As it happened
Seventeen people aboard a duck boat were killed Thursday evening as winds exceeding 60 mph ripped across Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri.