17 die in Branson, MO duck-boat drownings

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    Even on duck-boats, life preservers should be worn...
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    'Duck boat' capsizes in Missouri, kills at least 11 - police
    July 19, 2018 - At least 11 people drowned on Thursday when an amphibious “duck boat” capsized and sank in stormy weather on a lake in Missouri with 31 people, including children, on board, as divers searched for other possible victims, police said.

     
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    Man that is bad news. They shouldn't run those boats in bad weather, obviously, or any boats at all. It's not like there isn't 24/7 weather reporting, free on TV, these days.
     
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    and yesterday i was fussing with momma bear about the new baby taking 'survivor swimming for infants'
    not so much now.....they teach the infant to right itself and float till help comes...one of my biggest regrets in life is being a non swimmer
     
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    You still take a course in drown proofing. You don't need to be a swimmer to survive.

    noun
    1. a survival technique, for swimmers or nonswimmers, in which the body is allowed to float vertically in the water, with the head submerged, the lungs filled with air, and the arms and legs relaxed, the head being raised to breathe every ten seconds or so.

     
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    ..it is my understand that LVTs/LCAs were the primary landing craft in WW2--and I've been reading WW2 for over 40 years...especially Pacific Theater
    they were used a lot for resupply, but I don't recall reading much about them--or their losses...one of those statistics that was not published much
    ...
    ...I've been in amtracs AAV7s and got to drive one on the beach
    ...these amphibious vehicles do not have much freeboard at all--most of the vehicle is under water
    once trouble starts, there is not much time to get out even if the sides are open
    ..we had swim training from the AAVs...we would jump over the side and swim to the beach
    A Brief and Easy to Understand History of the DUKW - Rotorua Duck Tours
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    It takes a really stupid son of a bitch to advise people not to put on life preservers. I hope the tour company is sued out of existence.
     
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    The storm blew up rather quickly as it formed at Missouri, OK, Kansas lines, we got high winds and rain and the ducks had no chance to exit the large lake due to their slow speeds..I've been caught in Beaver Lake in NW Ark when a storm like this blew up in no time and luckily we were grounded onshore with the pontoon boat, least we be swept over..arrrrggghh, and I bitched because the wind blew down my trellis..
     
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    but I read where there were warnings well beforehand ?
     
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    Severe weather alerts issued ahead of Table Rock Lake boat accident
     
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    Two St. Louis County residents among 17 dead in Table Rock Lake boat disaster
     
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