New details are coming to light in the fatal Duck Boat accident in Branson, Missouri.
Officials have sadly confirmed that 17 people were killed in Thursday night’s accident.
Among those 17, were nine people from Indiana.
Officials say they were all relatives from one family out of Indianapolis who were vacationing in Missouri.
Sadly, that vacation ended in horror.
Only two of the family members survived the accident; they have been identified as Tia Coleman and her 13-year-old nephew.
She is recovering in the hospital and she says no words can describe what she experienced.
“I can’t see anybody, I couldn’t hear anything, I couldn’t hear screams, it feels like I was out there on my own,” said Tia Coleman, survivor of the duck boat tragedy, “and I was yelling, screaming and finally I said, ‘Lord just let me die, let me die, I can’t keep drowning, I just can’t keep drowning,’ that’s what I felt.”
“And when I saw they were throwing out life jackets to people and I said, ‘Jesus keep me just keep me so I can get to my children. Keep me, Lord.'”
It wasn’t until after she was rescued that she learned her loved ones were gone.
Tragically Tia lost her husband, her three children, her uncle, her other nephew, her sister-in-law, father-in-law and mother-in-law.
There has been no word on when she and her nephew will be returning back home.