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Coleman’s husband and three children, ages 9, 7 and 1; her 45 year old sister in law and 2 year old nephew; her mother in law and father in law and her husband’s uncle all died Thursday night in the deadliest accident of its kind in nearly two decades.

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Twenty nine passengers and two crew members were aboard. Fourteen people survived, including two adults who remained hospitalized Saturday. Coleman and her Canada Goose Jackets 13 year old nephew were the only two of the 11 members of her family who boarded the boat to make it out alive.

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Others killed included 65 year old William Bright and his 63 year old wife, Janice. The couple had recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary and had talked about Branson being one of their last big trips, recalled neighbor Barbara Beck.

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While the boat captain survived, its driver, 73 year old Bob Williams, did not.

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