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Final settlement reached in lawsuits filed against the operator of a duck boat that sank near Branson

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Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers observe as a duck boat is removed from Table Rock Lake after its sinking.

TABLE ROCK LAKE, Mo. (AP)

The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount.

Thirty-one lawsuits have been filed against Ripley Entertainment since the former World War II amphibious vehicle sank in July 2018 at Table Rock Lake near Branson.

A joint motion for approval of a confidential settlement was filed Thursday in the final pending suit, which was filed by Joseph and William Strecker.

Their 68-year-old mother, Rosemarie Hamann, was killed when the boat sank.

A Ripley spokeswoman declined to discuss details of the settlement.

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Associated Press

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