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Branson Tour Boat Accident Victims (2018)

by Legacy Staff

17 people died after a tour boat capsized and sank on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri.

17 people died after a tour boat capsized and sank on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri, on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

The amphibious tour boat, operated by Ride the Ducks Branson, was carrying 31 people, including children, when a sudden storm struck the area. High winds and waves were witnessed in videos recorded from other boats in the area.


“We are deeply saddened by the tragic accident that occurred at Ride The Ducks Branson. This incident has deeply affected all of us. Words cannot convey how profoundly our hearts are breaking,” read a statement published on bransonducks.com

The names of the 17 people who died were released by authorities and profiles of the victims published at the Kansas City Star.


William Asher, 69, of Missouri

Rosemarie Hamann, 68, of Missouri

Janice Bright, 63, of Missouri

William Bright, 65, of Missouri

Angela Coleman, 45, of Indiana

Arya Coleman, 1, of Indiana

Belinda Coleman, 69, of Indiana

Ervin Coleman, 76, of Indiana

Evan Coleman, 7, of Indiana

Glenn Coleman, 40, of Indiana

Horace Coleman, 70, of Indiana

Maxwell Coleman, 2, of Indiana

Reece Coleman, 9, of Indiana

Leslie Dennison, 64, of Illinois

Bob Williams, 73, of Missouri

Lance Smith, 15, of Arkansas

Steve Smith, 53, of Arkansas


The accident is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Branson is a popular tourist destination in southwest Missouri.

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