Powerful water pump removed from duck boat that sank
BRANSON, MO. - Records show a water pump had been replaced with a less powerful system in a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people.
The Kansas City Star reports that the original Higgins pump, which is capable of removing as much as 250 gallons of water a minute from the bottom of a boat, was replaced with two less powerful electric pumps in the boat that sank in July at Table Rock Lake in the Branson area.
The capacity of those two pumps wasn't clear. But ...