Blunt Issues Statement Ahead of Coast Guard & NTSB Briefing on Table Rock Lake Tragedy

July 21, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement ahead of his visit to Branson, where he will be briefed by Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials on their investigation at Table Rock Lake. Blunt will be in Branson within the hour.

“This is a tragedy that never should have happened. I am closely monitoring the investigation to determine how the Coast Guard and the operator responded to previous NTSB recommendations. Based on the findings of the investigation and any new recommendations, I stand ready to pursue whatever action is necessary to keep this from happening again.”