Duck Boat Captain Indicted In Missouri Lake Accident That Killed 17

Duck boats sit idle in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks days after the accident in July in Branson, Mo. Kenneth Scott McKee, the captain and operator of a boat that sank on July 19, was charged on Thursday with criminal misconduct and negligence resulting in 17 deaths on Table Rock Lake.

Kenneth McKee was charged with 17 federal counts of criminal negligence, misconduct and inattention to duty. U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison said, “Each represents a life that was lost.”

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