Coast Guard to raise sunken duck boat

Posted at 4:28 PM, Jul 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-22 17:28:26-04

BRANSON, Missouri – The Coast Guard will oversee salvage operations, coordinated by Ride the Ducks, of the sunken duck boat Stretch Duck 7, Monday morning. 

The tourist boat sank into a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine members of one family.

Stretch Duck 7 remains at the bottom of Table Rock Lake off of the stern of the Showboat Branson Belle.

The salvage plan includes bringing Stretch Duck 7 to the surface, taking it to shore and transporting it to a secure facility for further inspection and investigation, where the National Transportation Safety Board will maintain custody of it, the Coast Guard reports. 

Salvage operations are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. 

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