Published: Fri, July 20, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

'Mass casualty incident' after Missouri tourist boat capsizes

'Mass casualty incident' after Missouri tourist boat capsizes

Rader says an off-duty sheriff's deputy working security helped rescue people.

The boat flipped over during a series of thunderstorms that tore through the area at around 8 p.m., according to KY3-TV.

He said seven people are being treated for injuries, and the other 16 people are missing. Local weather stations did report wind gusts at more than 60 miles per hour at the time of the accident. Dive teams are still in the water continuing to look for missing people who were on the boat.

A county fire service said an amphibious vehicle has capsized on a lake in the USA state of Missouri with more than 20 people on board, leading to a "mass casualty incident".

He said weather was believed to have caused the boat to capsize. An amphibious vehicle operated by "Ride the Ducks" capsized and sank while it was carrying at least 31 people, including children. People are being advised to stay away from State Park Marina, the Branson Belle, Boat Dock Road, Highway 176 in the block of 7600 Cougar Trail Road, and Orchard Lane. It's being classified as a "Level two" mass casualty incident. Severe storms were moving through the area at the time.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

Multiple agencies and divers have responded to the scene.

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