The gruesome nature of last Thursday’s Duck Boat tragedy has had an impact on survivors of the incident and those tending to them in the medical community.
Cox Medical Center in Branson treated 6 of the 31 victims from the incident.
Matt Farmer, the Director of the Hospital's Emergency Department, tells the Missourinet, mental as well as physical care was needed for the victims, especially those who had loved ones that didn't survive.
“A trauma just happened and we need to be loving on them and showing them compassion as much as possible,” Farmer said. “Even when we don’t know what’s going on.”
The hospital’s staff that treated the Duck Boat patients will be meeting with counselors this week after being emotionally impacted by the disaster.