21 Jul 2018

Missouri boat passengers told not to wear life jackets by captain, survivor says

Police have released the names of the nine members of the same family who were among 17 people who drowned when an amphibious tourist boat sank on a lake in Missouri. A surviving family member said the captain had told passengers not to bother with life jackets.

Thunderstorms and high winds have been blamed for the sinking, but it’s not clear yet why the boat ventured onto the water at all.