Family of Branson Duck Boat Victims Seeks $100 Million for Deadly Sinking

Source: Time

Attorneys representing the family of two victims of this month’s deadly duck boat incident near Branson, Missouri have filed a wrongful death lawsuit, seeking $100 million in damages and alleging duck boat operators “recklessly risked the lives of its passengers for purely financial reasons.”

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Seventeen people were killed on July 19 when a duck boat carrying 31 people sank during a storm on Table Rock Lake. The lawsuit was filed Sunday on behalf of 76-year-old Ervin Coleman and 2-year-old Maxwell Coleman Ly, two of the nine members of an Indiana family who died in the incident.

Duck boats, which are popular tourist attractions in several cities across the U.S., have raised safety concerns in the past — particularly because of the boats’ canopies, which have been found to be hazardous if they sink with passengers aboard.

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