Duck boat captain indicted in connection with sinking that killed 17 passengers

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A federal grand jury indicted the duck boat captain whose vessel capsized near Branson, Missouri, killing 17 passengers, federal authorities announced on Thursday.

Kenneth Scott McKee, 51, was charged with 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship’s officer, officials said.

The tragedy unfolded on July 19 when a Ride the Ducks amphibious boat ventured on to Table Rock Lake during a thunderstorm with 60 mph winds.

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