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Death toll rises to 17 after duck boat capsizes

Authorities say divers have found two more bodies Friday after a duck boat carrying tourists capsized near Branson Missouri, bringing the death toll to 13. (The Associated Press)

Authorities say divers have found two more bodies Friday after a duck boat carrying tourists capsized near Branson, bringing the death toll to 17.

Authorities have confirmed 17 people died in Thursday's night's boating accident at Table Rock Lake in Branson. Sgt. Jason Pace with MSHP said 14 others survived, but that seven were injured.

Pace said those who died ranged in age from 1 to 70-years old.

Deputies received reports that a tour boat sank near Branson Belle around 7 p.m. Thursday. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene including the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The Western Taney County Fire dive team worked up until about 11:30 p.m. Thursday searching for people, according to a Stone County Sheriff's Office news release.

The Highway Patrol dive team took over search and rescue operations Friday morning.



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