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Sheriff: 8 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

Posted: 10:01 PM, Jul 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-19 23:01:05-04

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) – A sheriff in Missouri says a tourist boat has apparently capsized on a lake, leaving eight people dead and several others hospitalized.
    
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader says the accident occurred Thursday night after a Ride the Ducks tourist boat reportedly sank on Table Rock Lake with more than 30 people on board.
    
Rader says an off-duty sheriff’s deputy working security helped rescue people. He says recovery efforts are ongoing, with some passengers still unaccounted for.
    
A dive team is assisting.
    
Rader says weather is believed to have caused the boat to capsize.

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