Friday, 19 Oct 2018
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Families said not to worry about lifejackets in the tragedy of Ride the Ducks

One of the surviving members of a family, who lost nine people in the Missouri Duck tragedy, revealed that he had been told not to worry about wearing life jackets. rescue.

FOX59 spoke with one of the family members who survived the incident, Tia Coleman

The other surviving family member is his nephew.

"My heart is very heavy.On 11 of us, only two of us surviving – that's me and my nephew," said Tia. "I lost all my children, my brother-in-law."

Tia says the boat captain told them "do not worry about grabbing the lifejackets – you will not need them", so none of the family members caught them.

"However, when it was time to catch them, it was too late and I think many people could have been spared," says Tia.

She says there is no "

" The only thing I would like to do, but I can not, it's to bring back my family, " said Tia.

Tia's Indiana family was on the canoe that capsized Branson, Missouri, where 17 people were killed.

The Missouri Governor's Office confirmed that 11 family members, including several children, were aboard the vessel and nine of them died.

still in the hospital, told Reuters how she tried to get out of the boat.

"I could not see anyone, I could not hear anything – I could not hear screaming – it was like I was alone," she said.

"I was screaming, screaming and finally saying," Lord, let me die, let me die – I can not keep drowning, I just can not … "

" Then I let myself go, and I started to float, and I was floating up and I felt the water temperature rise, "

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