Mom Reveals 15-Year-Old Who Drowned in Duck Boat Tragedy Led 1st Sermon Days Before

Friends and family are mourning the loss of 17 people who tragically died when a duck boat capsized during a storm on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri.

Family members who survived the traumatizing event are struggling to come to terms with the deaths of their loved ones.

Among the 17 drowning victims were four children, including 15-year-old Lance Smith from Arkansas.

Lance boarded the tourist attraction with his father, 53-year-old Steve Smith and his sister, 14-year-old Loren Smith.

Wife and mother Pam Smith opted to stay behind while her family enjoyed the ride.

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: 2 Arkansans died on the duck boat in Branson. According to church members