All duck boat sinking survivors out of hospital

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — All the people who survived when a duck boat ferrying tourists sank in southern Missouri have been released from a hospital.

Cox Health Center Branson said Sunday night in a tweet that it was “happy to announce” all seven had been discharged.

Seventeen people died when the Ride the Ducks boat went down Thursday night in Table Rock Lake on the outskirts of Branson after a thunderstorm generated near-hurricane strength winds.

Among those who were hospitalized was Tia Coleman, whose husband, three children and five other relatives died. The Indianapolis woman told reporters Saturday from the lobby of the hospital that she was alone when she came up for air. She recalled praying “let me get to my babies.”