Gina Lumus, her husband, Paul, and their five children watched in horror as the duck boat ahead of them struggled through the water about 125 feet away from them. They were supposed to be on that boat.
Karen Abbott's brother, William Bright, was in Branson, Mo. celebrating his 45th wedding anniversary. He and his wife, Janice Bright, perished when the duck boat capsized. Abbott was planning to meet the couple in Branson for the weekend.
Seventeen people have been confirmed dead after a duck boat capsized in stormy weather near Branson Thursday evening. All missing people appeared to have been accounted for, said Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader.