'Mass casualty event' at Ride The Ducks attraction in Branson, Missouri

BRANSON, Mo. (KTTS) - Crews from multiple agencies are on the scene of what police are calling a “Mass Casualty Incident” at Table Rock Lake near tourist destination Branson, Missouri.

The incident appears to have involved the 'Ride The Ducks' attraction, which takes tourists on a land and water tour in an amphibious vehicle that drives on land and floats on water.

Several patients have been transported to area hospitals and the Stone County Sheriff confirms to local Scripps radio station KTTS that there are multiple fatalities. 

Severe thunderstorms were in the area just before the emergency was reported. Some of those storms at wind speeds measured at almost 80 miles per hour. 

Divers are still on the scene at the incident location looking for the reported 31 people that were on board. Some of those traveling on the ride were children. 

Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader says it is still too early to tell how many people are missing. 

 

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