The Seattle Times reports that two tourists from Hungary, a 16-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man, are feared dead after a barge ran into an immobilized “duck” boat on the Delaware River in Pennsylvania.
The boating accident occurred around 2:30pm after the duck tour boat was adrift after a small fire occurred on board and the engine was shut down. 35 people were successfully rescued after the accident.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident and in the meantime the Ride the Ducks tours have been suspended across the nation including in Seattle where the tour is very popular. The Ducks tours provide a tour both on land and in the water on a authentic WWII amphibious landing craft. The NTSB investigation will determine whether proper safety procedures were followed and whether there were enough life vests per passenger.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in boating accidents and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.