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Doomed Missouri duck boat set out in near-hurricane winds: NTSB

recovered the boat’s recorder.

“As soon as it’s available, in reasonable condition, we’ll read that out and analyze what the contents show us,” he said.

People pray by a car thought to belong to a victim of Thursday's boating accident before a candlelight vigil in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Friday, July 20, 2018, in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in over a dozen deaths on Table Rock Lake. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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He also asked that anyone with any videos of photos of the incident turn them over to the NTSB for observation.

Duck boats were originally designed for the military but were later modified for use as sightseeing vehicles. Since 1999, more than 40 people have died in accidents involving the amphibious vessels.

 

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.