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Thank You Chief Hoover

Just a quick note to offer a huge thank you for the presentation of a Presidents Award plaque recognizing the Branson Fire Department’s “Commitment, Devotion, and Dedication to our Community during the Mass Casualty Incident on Table Rock Lake.”

Ride the Ducks starts from an established location in our community and journeys through Taney and Stone Counties, including a mountain-top view of and a water-based tour of Table Rock Lake. Ride the Ducks tours the famous Highway 76, providing guests an insightful journey across the scenic area.

Tragedy struck on the evening of July 19, 2018, when a Ride the Duck vessel sank quickly after becoming caught in a severe thunderstorm during the lake portion of the tour. Emergency Responders serving the Southern Stone County and Western Taney County Fire Protection Districts, Mercy Paramedics, Taney County Ambulance District, Stone and Taney County Sheriff’s Departments, and so many more responded to this incident that claimed the lives of 17 guests.

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