NEWS CONFERENCE: Stone County sheriff shares latest on search of victims in duck boat capsizing

NEAR BRANSON, Mo. -- The Stone County Sheriff confirms eight fatalities involved in a duck boat capsizing on Table Rock Lake Thursday.

Emergency crews responded to the incident shortly after 7 p.m. after a severe line of thunderstorms rolled through the area. Sheriff Doug Rader reports the boat had 31 people on board. Seven on board suffered minor injuries. But they are hospitalized at Cox Hospital in Branson.

The sheriff says he does not know how many on the boat are missing. The sheriff is asking for any family missing someone to go to Branson City Hall. It remains a rescue and recovery mission.