Tourist boat ride turns into mass casualty event on Table Rock Lake


Emergency management officials confirmed at least 11 people died after a tourist boat capsized on Table Rock Lake Thursday.

According to the Southern Stone County Fire Protection District's Facebook page, the incident involved a tourist-type boat. The boat reportedly capsized and then sank. Officials said 31 people were on board.

Sheriff Doug Rader told CBS affiliate KOLR 10 the incident involved multiple fatalities. Officials said several patients were transported to the hospital and divers were on scene at the lake as of 8:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Cox Health in Branson has treated six patients, three of which are under the age of 18, according to KOLR10.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the latest information. Authorities updated the death toll from 8 to 11.

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