Tia Coleman has always loved the water.
She and 10 members of her family made plenty of memories playing in the pool at their Branson hotel while on vacation from Indiana. But when they took a boat tour on Table Rock Lake Thursday and the water started pouring in, Coleman didn’t know what to do.
She couldn’t see. Water was rushing in. Soon she couldn’t even feel her son who had been sitting next to her on the duck boat, an amphibious vessel that can travel on road and water.
Coleman, who lost nine family members in the ship’s capsizing, shared her story of survival Saturday afternoon at a news conference at the hospital where she’s being treated.
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