Missouri tour boat captain indicted after sinking kills 17

Kenneth Scott McKee, the captain of a tourist boat that sank in southwest Missouri and killed 17 people, including nine members of an Indianapolis family, didn’t tell passengers to put on flotation devices or prepare them to abandon ship even after waves crashed into the boat during a severe storm, according to an indictment released Thursday. McKee faces 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship’s officer resulting in death.

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