Identified: The 17 people killed when their duck boat capsized during a severe storm in Missouri

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A hero grandmother, a 'community legend' football coach and a 15-year-old boy who had been recently baptised are among those who lost their lives on Thursday when their duck boat capsized in the Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, just after 7pm.

Nine of the 17 victims came from one family, with one survivor losing her husband and three children.

Horace - 'Butch - Coleman - Family - Patriarch

Horace 'Butch' Coleman, 70, the family patriarch, was remembered on social media as a 'community legend', who spent more than 40 years volunteering in his local area.

His wife, Belinda Coleman, 69, and his brother, Irving Raymond Coleman, 76, were also killed, as were Belinda's cousins, Angela Coleman, 45, and Glenn Coleman, 40, the IndyStar reported.

Angela - Son - Maxwell - Accident - Glenn

Angela's two-year-old son Maxwell died in the tragic accident, as did Glenn's sons Evan, 7, and Reece, 9, and his one-year-old daughter Arya.

Glenn's wife Tia survived, and told Fox 59: 'My heart is very heavy'. Her nephew, who has not been named, also survived the ordeal.

Woman - Coleman - Family - Boat - Area

Tragically, a woman who met the Coleman family before they boarded revealed they had only been on the doomed boat because they'd gone to the wrong pick-up area.

Tracy Beck, of Kansas City, says she and her family were waiting in line for another boat when the Indiana family stopped talking to have a group picture taken by the tour company.

Beck - Ticket - Taker - Colemans - Location

Beck says the ticket taker realized the Colemans should have boarded at a different location in Branson.

The Colemans had to get new tickets and were put on the boat that eventually sank. Beck said she recognized the family when pictures began circulating Friday.

Church - Deacon - Steve - Smith - Son

Christian church deacon Steve Smith, 53, and his 15-year-old son Lance also drowned when the boat capsized on Thursday.

Smith's daughter, Loren, survived, and his wife Pamela was not on the boat, The Christian Chronicle reported.


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