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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, July 21, 2018 9:10 am

Verbatim: Gov. Holcomb’s statement on Missouri duck boat disaster

The following news release was issued today by the Office of Governor Eric J. Holcomb:

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statement regarding the Coleman family of Indianapolis, Indiana who were aboard the duck boat that capsized and sank in Branson, Missouri Thursday night. Nine of 11 members of the family died in the accident—ranging in age from 1 to 76.

“Janet and I are stunned and heartsick over this tragedy. To lose so many loved ones in an instant is horrifying, and I cannot imagine the depth of pain the Coleman’s friends and family are going through now. I ask my fellow Hoosiers to join me in offering prayers and condolences, especially for the two survivors.”