17 die in Branson, MO duck-boat drownings

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    considering how slow the DuKW is, that makes the decision to go out even worse/''more'' stupid
     
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    ...we had emergency evac training for choppers--they teach you to know your exits--without sight
    ..remember, it is confusing/chaos/etc in these incidents
    ...once the vehicle/chopper goes under, you can't really see/move well/etc --very tough to get out
     
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    I am drown proof ...I am a Terra firma girl
    ..I am paying for the three year olds swim lessons at the y and will pay for the baby..my son learned to swim at the y...I hope non swimmers like me become extinct..everyone should learn a life saving skill...but me
     
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    You’re missing out on one of life’s greatest pleasures.

    Swimming is as natural as walking and you’re never too old to learn.
     
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    They are raising the boat this morning
     
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    i hardly think it takes a year long investigation....they should have never gone out with the winds and the waves
     
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    It wasn't until the afternoon that the storm hit, there was no real warning on the radar all it showed was light showers but when it hit the OK/MO line over me it was developing rapidly.
     
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    Duck Boat Violated Inspection Terms...
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    Coast Guard Document: Tourist Boat Violated Inspection Terms
    2 Aug 2018 — A tourist boat was on the lake despite wind speeds far exceeding allowable limits when it sank last month in Missouri, killing 17 people, according to a certificate of inspection made public Wednesday.


     
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    Coast Guard Refers Duck Boat Probe to Feds...
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    Coast Guard Refers Duck Boat Probe to Feds; Cites Possible Criminal Activity
    21 Aug 2018 - The federal investigation is in addition to a separate criminal probe by the Missouri attorney general.
     

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