President Donald Trump and Missouri Governor Mike Parson are sharing condolences with the families impacted by the tragedy on Table Rock Lake that has left 13 dead after a duck boat capsized.
The president tweeted Friday morning that his "deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those involved in the terrible boat accident which just took place in Missouri."
My deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those involved in the terrible boat accident which just took place in Missouri. Such a tragedy, such a great loss. May God be with you all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2018
Governor Parson traveled to Branson early Friday and spoke alongside the local sheriff. He said it is too early to get into the investigative details and that this is a time a time to focus on offering our support and sympathy to those families impacted.
The NTSB, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and U.S. Coast Guard are all responding to the site as part of the investigation.
Missouri Senator Roy Blunt is also headed to the scene.
Deeply saddened by the tragedy at Table Rock Lake. My prayers are with the families and friends who lost their loved ones. Thank you to the first responders who are assisting.— Senator Roy Blunt (@RoyBlunt) July 20, 2018
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is in Branson, too.
Re : tragedy in Branson. My office has talked with NTSB this morning. They’ve got a large team heading out to Branson included Board Member Earl Weener. They’re supplying people to handle family assistance and will have investigators there for a couple of weeks.— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) July 20, 2018