Harlan native among those who died when duck boat capsized


BRANSON, Mo. (WTVQ)- A memorial service Sunday honored the 17 people killed when a duck boat sank Thursday in Missouri.

The service was held Sunday afternoon at the College of the Ozarks near Table Rock Lake where the boat capsized when strong winds came on.

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Nine of the people who died were part of one family from Indiana.

Fundraisers online have raised about $400,000 for funeral expenses.

According to a Harlan County charity group, one family member, Butch Coleman was from Harlan County.

He was reportedly part of the first racially integrated class at the high school.

Here is additional information on how you can donate to the fundraiser the group With Love From Harlan is running.

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