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May 2, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
An amphibious tourist boat sank Saturday, drowning 11 people as panicked passengers scrambled for life preservers and nearby residents rushed to their boats to pluck victims from choppy water on a lake. The open-air World War II-vintage boat sank quickly on Lake Hamilton near this tourist town. A cloth canopy may have trapped the victims as the wheeled craft went down less than a mile offshore, Mayor Bob Mathis said. A survivor, Gary Ledin, said there was little time to react.
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May 3, 1999 | Times Wire Services
The boat that sank in an Arkansas lake with the loss of 13 lives may have suffered a leak two days earlier, safety investigators said Sunday. The amphibious vehicle of World War II vintage--called a "duck" because it travels both on land and water--sank rapidly after entering Lake Hamilton on Saturday. Passengers panicked and scrambled for life preservers. Twenty-one people were on board, including the operator.
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May 3, 1999 | Times Wire Services
The boat that sank in an Arkansas lake with the loss of 13 lives may have suffered a leak two days earlier, safety investigators said Sunday. The amphibious vehicle of World War II vintage--called a "duck" because it travels both on land and water--sank rapidly after entering Lake Hamilton on Saturday. Passengers panicked and scrambled for life preservers. Twenty-one people were on board, including the operator.
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May 2, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
An amphibious tourist boat sank Saturday, drowning 11 people as panicked passengers scrambled for life preservers and nearby residents rushed to their boats to pluck victims from choppy water on a lake. The open-air World War II-vintage boat sank quickly on Lake Hamilton near this tourist town. A cloth canopy may have trapped the victims as the wheeled craft went down less than a mile offshore, Mayor Bob Mathis said. A survivor, Gary Ledin, said there was little time to react.
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