Eight people killed after tourist boat capsizes in Missouri

Eight people killed after tourist boat capsizes in Missouri

Eight people killed after tourist boat capsizes in Missouri

The Stone County Sheriff said that 8 people died and others were injured.

The Stone County Sheriff confirms eight fatalities involved in a duck boat capsizing on Table Rock Lake Thursday. Seven more were hospitalized, and more remain missing. Local weather stations reported wind gusts at more than 60 miles per hour at the time of the incident.

Radar said the boat capsized and it is believed to be due to the weather.

"It's going to be all night", Radar said.

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According to investigators, the boat sank into the lake where it remains, WGN9 reported.

Southern Stone County Fire Protection District described the situation on Table Rock Lake as a "mass casualty incident" and said multiple crews were on the scene.

Nielsen said the coroner's office is on scene. Divers were in the water as of Thursday evening searching for any survivors or victims.

Steve Linderberg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said a severe line of storms blew through the Springfield area between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. "Several ambulances have transported patients and the coroner has been requested", Nielsen said. We do not know how many deaths happened in the capsizing.

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