Mis­souri tour boat cap­tain in­dicted af­ter sink­ing kills 17

Chicago Sun-Times - - NATION/WORLD -

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The cap­tain of a tourist boat that sank in July in south­west Mis­souri and killed 17 peo­ple, in­clud­ing nine mem­bers of an In­di­ana fam­ily, didn’t tell pas­sen­gers to put on flota­tion de­vices or pre­pare them to aban­don ship even af­ter waves crashed into the boat dur­ing a se­vere storm, ac­cord­ing to an in­dict­ment re­leased Thurs­day. The fed­eral in­dict­ment shows Ken­neth Scott McKee faces 17 counts of mis­con­duct, neg­li­gence or inat­ten­tion to duty by a ship’s of­fi­cer re­sult­ing in death.

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