Owner of Duck boat involved in deadly incident: "It shouldn't have been in the water"

Near Branson, Missouri (KTTS) - The owner of a company that operates the "duck" boat that was involved in a deadly incident near Branson, Missouri says it should never have been in the water.

That incident left 13 people dead after the boat capsized during high waves and heavy winds Thursday night on Table Rock Lake. The boat is now at the bottom of the lake.

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Jim Pattison Jr., the president of Ripley Entertainment, which owns the duck boat tour company told "CBS This Morning" that it is "absolutely devastating".

Pattison said, "it was a fast-moving storm..that basically came out of nowhere". 

"I don't have all the details, but to answer your question, no, it shouldn't have been in the water if, if what happened, happened," he said when a CBS News reporter asked why the boat was operating in bad weather.

The owner of the company went on to say the attraction has been operating for 47 years and the captain of the boat had 16 years of experience.

Video shows high winds in moments before boat capsizes near Branson, killing 11

At least three people remain missing as of Friday morning. 

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