Nine of the 17 people killed when a duck boat capsized near Branson, Missouri, on Thursday were members of the same family, Gov. Michael Parson said Friday. Tia Coleman, one of the two surviving family members, said the "water didn't look ominous at the very first; it looked like normal water, and then it started looking really choppy." She also reported that the captain told passengers they did not need to wear life jackets. "So nobody grabbed them," she said, "because we listened to the captain as he told us to stay seated. However, in doing that, when it was time to grab them, it was too late, and I believe that a lot of people could have been spared." Two vigils were held for the victims Friday night, and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) said she would consider "legislative solutions" to prevent future tragedies.
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