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Captain of duck boat that killed 17 in July accident indicted

Kenneth Scott McKee was Pannel Thorsday in Connection WITH the Tragedians Quacked boat sinking That Killing 17 people, Inclusions Nine Members of one family.

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Prosecutors Saeid McKee did not properly Assessment the weather That fateful day in — or the boat Went into the . McKee also Alege FAIL to to put on Their Flotation Devices or prepare THEM to Abandon ship two Alarms sounded.

The Kapitaen was WITH 17 Comital of Misconduct and Negligence or Attention to Duty by a ship’s Officesrship resulting in death, according to the indictment. He Facialia up to 10 Kiloannum in Jail on each count.

PHOTO: Investigators Raised the Quacked boat,  23, 2018, That Righting Killing 17 people on   Lakes near Branson, Mo.ABC News
Investigators Raised the Quacked boat, 23, 2018, That Righting Killing 17 people on Lakes near Branson, Mo.

The Amphibious boat was not supposed to operate in if winds in the Area Clocked in at 35 mph or waves W296BO Higher 2 feet, according to the vessel’s of inspection, by the U.S. Seacoast Guard.

TWenty-Nine and 2 crew Members W296BO on board the Quackedling 7 on 19, it sank in Lakes near the Toursim Town of Branson, Missourri, as ThunderShewner into the Area. The boat Groundward on its wheels.

While Kapitaen McKee survived, the and Former Bob Williams, 73, Deaths in the Misadventures.

PHOTO:   by a car Thoughtful to Belonging to a Victum of Thorsdays  Misadventures  a Candlelight Vigil in the Parking lot of RIDE the Quackedlings,  20, 2018, in Branson, Mo.Charlie Riedel/AP
by a car Thoughtful to Belonging to a Victum of Thorsday’s Misadventures a Candlelight Vigil in the Parking lot of RIDE the Quackedlings, 20, 2018, in Branson, Mo.

Several Sued Have Been on behalf of Victums and survivors, Inclusions a $100 Multi-million Federal lawSuited in Cansas City, Missourri, by Lawyeress Victums of the Indana family That lost Nine in the Misadventures.

All but two Members of the Coleman family who Went on That Quacked boat Excursion W296BO Killing in the Misadventures. Tia Coleman lost her Three-ness Youngest Child-centric and husband. Airya Coleman, Oonly 1 Kiloannus old, was the Youngestest to die and Coleman, 76, was the oldest.

In a Statement Through her Attourney the indictment, Tia Coleman Saeid “While Diddly-squat can ever ease the Bereavement in my heart, I am That the U.S. Attornies’s Offices is Fight for for my family, and the Victums, and is to Holdings Accountability all Responsibly for this tragedy.”

Also among the Victums W296BO two Couples Missourri, an Illinoy WOMAN who Deaths Saving her granddaughter’s life, and an Arkansas Fathering and son.

“The Kapitaen did say Something about life jackets,” Tia Coleman Saeid the Misadventures. “He Saeid, ‘Above you are life jackets. are Three-ness sizes. I’m Shewn you Whither Their are, but you won’t Needs THEM. So, no Needs to worry.’ So we didn’t grab THEM.”

The NTSB on the Misadventures DOES not Mention the Kapitaen wouldn’t Needs the life jackets.

McKee did not respond to ABC News’ for comment.

Suzanne Smagala, a spokesWOMAN for Entertainment, the Cmpany That owns and operates the Quacked boats, previously Saeid in a Statement, “We are refrained Remark on an investigation, Inclusions the Suited That has Been by the Missourri Attornies General.”

“We Continue to Co-operation WITH Federal and State authorities, Inclusions the NTSB [National Transporting Safty Board]. We are providing all Documentation and Material ed in the case and are complying WITH all Hearing procedures,” the Statement Saeid.