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Grand jury indicts captain of Missouri tourist boat that sank, killed 17 people

Posted at 11:13 AM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 12:13:48-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The captain of the duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in July, killing 17 people, was indicted Thursday by a grand jury.

Jurors charged Kenneth Scott McKee with 17 counts of misconduct or neglect that led to the death of 17 passengers on Stretch Duck 7 on July 19.

In court documents filed with Thursday’s indictment, McKee is alleged to have failed as the captain on several different grounds, including failing to assess weather conditions before entering the lake and instructing passengers to don life jackets when conditions had deteriorated.

READ: Grand Jury Indictment

Multiple civil lawsuits on behalf of family members killed in the tragedy have already been filed against the company operating the boat, Ripley Entertainment.

Stay with 41 Action News for more on this developing story.