CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Relatives of a family killed in a duck boat accident in Missouri this week are speaking with FOX 5.
Gary and Carolyn Coleman live in Riverdale, Georgia.
They told FOX 5's Marissa Mitchell Saturday that they lost nine Indianapolis-based members of their family in the tragedy. Tia Coleman survived but her 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.
"Every time we go home, we always have a a family dinner...It won't be another time when we will have that type of celebration," Carolyn Coleman told Mitchell.
The Colemans said the trip was part of the family's annual vacation.They're now questioning why the boat was even allowed to go out onto the water in a storm.
"It's mind-boggling. Why was that boat allowed to leave that dock during a storm?" Gary Coleman asked.
A GoFundMe for all Duck Boat survivors has been set up, if you would like to donate click here.
A separate GoFundMe for the Coleman family has also been set up, if you would like to donate click here.