Emergency workers patrol an area Friday near where a duck boat capsized the night before resulting in at least 13 deaths on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo. (Charlie Riedel / AP)
JUL 20, 2018

The head of the tour company involved in the deadly sinking at a Missouri lake said the duck boat “shouldn’t have been in the water” when it capsized Thursday night. ‘’

“This business has been operating for 47 years and we’ve never had an incident like this or anything close to it,” Ripley Entertainment President Jim Pattison Jr. told CBS This Morning on Friday.

“To the best our knowledge — and we don’t have a lot of information right now — but it was a fast-moving storm that came out of basically nowhere is the sort of the verbal analysis I’ve got.”

Ride the Ducks is a national duck tour operator with locations across the country. The Branson operation, which takes tourists through the Ozarks, was purchased by Ripley Entertainment last year.

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