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Prayer Alert! Devastating "Mass Casualty" Event in Branson, Missouri, after Tour Boat Capsizes in Storm

Will Maule : Jul 20, 2018 : Faithwire.com

Terrifying footage taken from a nearby show boat reveals a pair of duck boats struggling in the treacherous conditions, as onlookers begin to panic that they are going to sink.

(Branson, MO)—[Faithwire.com] [17 people were] killed after an amphibious "duck boat" sank on a lake in Missouri. The tourist vessel was carrying approximately 30 people on Table Rock Lake when it got into difficulty... (Screengrab via Facebook video)

Terrifying footage taken from a nearby show boat reveals a pair of duck boats struggling in the treacherous conditions, as onlookers begin to panic that they are going to sink. "They should have never came out here with them things," one bystander can be heard saying. "That duck, I don't think he's gonna make it back," another adds.

"If there's kids on there, those poor babies," one woman notes. "They're all hanging on for dear life in there, you know it."

As the video comes to an end, you can see the boat begin to sink, as the nose of the craft submerges beneath the heaving waves. "It's going under," someone says, as a member of staff on the show boat can be heard desperately attempting to summon help.

"Crew! Anybody who can read me. I need a rope on the bow, and one on the starboard side," he shouts.

The woman filming the video concludes: "One of the ducks sank and everybody onboard here is trying to get them out of the water."

It is absolutely devastating to think of the horror those on board would be experiencing at that moment.

Emergency Services were immediately called to the scene. "Seven patients [are in] the hospital and we do have some people still missing. So this is going to be an all-night, into tomorrow [search]," Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader told reporters about 9:30pm.

Another heart-thumping piece of footage was obtained by KYTV, taken from onboard the second duck boat as it struggled to escape the stormy waters...

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