BRANSON, MO – Seventeen people were killed when an amphibious craft sank during a sudden and violent storm Thursday on Table Rock Lake, near Branson. Several other people were injured.

One couple that died was reportedly from Higginsville. William Bright, 65, and Janice Bright, 64,were among those who died. During an interview with Fox 4 TV, a family member confirmed their deaths.  Many of the other victims were also family members. The boat was carrying 31 people when it capsized on Table Rock Lake due to bad weather. The President and First Lady have extended their deepest sympathies.