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Old 07-20-2018, 07:52 AM
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Looked more like Apache water to Me.
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:05 AM
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I've never seen that lake like that, so sad........11 dead 6 still missing
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Heartbreaking watching the video of the two boats struggling to make ground against the wind/waves. So sad.
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:28 AM
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I watched the video as well this morning , may they rest in peace.
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I have to think the top kept people from being able to get out when it went down. RIP
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Crazy, and very sad. That's a lot of people.....
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Iv'e never seen them with hard tops before, I know DUKW's have a long history of mechanical failures leading to fatal accidents.

As far as the weather goes, that is exactly how Galveston Bay can get when a summer storm front comes over,

Prayers for all the unfortunate victims.
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Old 07-20-2018, 09:40 AM
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13 dead now, 4 still missing.....

Those things are like school buses pushed with a trolling motor but probably even more top heavy!

The driver/captain had to realize he was in huge trouble while trying to keep that thing going. I suspect a mayday call should have been made before it went over. Once it did capsize it definitely went straight to the bottom like a jon boat with a heavy engine!
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Originally Posted by Wobble View Post
Iv'e never seen them with hard tops before, I know DUKW's have a long history of mechanical failures leading to fatal accidents.

As far as the weather goes, that is exactly how Galveston Bay can get when a summer storm front comes over,

Prayers for all the unfortunate victims.
I read that weather and strong storms were predicted for that time according to reports and the severe weather was clearly visible from the radar.
My thoughts go out to all affected.
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This was a pretty strong storm as it skirted the southwest side of KC just west of me, three hours before it hit the lake, where these boats enter and exit the lake ( just south of the dam ) is the largest body of water on the lake pretty much runs due north and south and has the potential to get the roughest, I've had a place there going on 10 years and have never seen swells of that size,
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