Memorial Service Takes Place for Victims of Missouri Duck Boat Accident | KBIA

Memorial Service Takes Place for Victims of Missouri Duck Boat Accident

Jul 23, 2018

Survivors of the Missouri duck boat accident and many friends and family members have joined hundreds in the tourism community of Branson during a memorial service for the 17 who died.

The more than a dozen survivors walked into the Williams Chapel at College of the Ozarks on Sunday as organ music played.

A patrolman guarded their privacy, but he allowed a woman carrying roses to deliver them to loved one of an Indiana family that lost nine members during Thursday's accident.

Carmen Lawson, a 61-year-old Branson resident, said she'd been on the lake that day but didn't go on the boat. She called it "such a tragedy."

A fire chaplain, Steve Martin, said that while most of the people who died were visitors, "they are not strangers to us."