Branson Mayor, Fire Chief Discuss Last Summer’s Duck Boat Tragedy, What's Next For Community | St. Louis Public Radio

Branson Mayor, Fire Chief Discuss Last Summer’s Duck Boat Tragedy, What's Next For Community

Jul 23, 2019

Seventeen people lost their lives in last summer's duck boat tragedy on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri.
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Last Friday marked the one-year anniversary of a tragic accident that killed 17 people near Branson, Missouri, one of the state’s biggest family-vacation destinations. The drownings occurred when a Ride the Ducks boat capsized and sank on Table Rock Lake in neighboring Stone County.

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, Branson Mayor Edd Akers and Fire Chief Ted Martin talked with St. Louis Public Radio’s Jeremy D. Goodwin. They looked back on the day of the tragedy and also discussed efforts to support victims and their families and bring healing to the Branson community.

Listen to the conversation:

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