Our hearts broke last night for the 31 people aboard the duck boat that capsized and sank in Branson, Missouri. This is the 22nd reported water-related death on Missouri’s waterways since May; and it may be the deadliest ever. The duck boat was owned by Ride the Ducks, which is a national duck tour operator with locations across the country. This is not the first time Ride the Ducks has experienced a fatality accident.

In 1999, thirteen people died while on a tour of Lake Hamilton near Hot Springs, Arkansas when the duck boat suddenly took on water. More recently in 2015, a Ride the Ducks boat crashed into a charter bus in Seattle, Washington killing five college students. As the death toll rises so will our determination to continue advocating for those who are no longer with us.

Story here.