Special Coverage: Ride the Ducks Boat Tragedy | NBC 10 Philadelphia
Saturday, Jul 31, 2010
|
By Vince Lattanzio

DRAMATIC PHOTOS: Duck Boat Crash

Almost 40 people went into the Delaware River Wednesday afternoon after a Ride...View gallery

  • APTOPIX Philly Duck Boat Accident
  • Ducks Accident - Prem Schwendtener
  • Ducks Accident - Moment of Impact 1
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011

Phila. Duck Boats Back in Water

Phila. Duck Boats Back in Water

Ride back into the Delaware on Thursday.

Monday, Mar 7, 2011

Cell Phone Distraction Before Ducks Crash?

Cell Phone Distraction Before Ducks Crash?

The NTSB has found that the first mate of the tug boat that was pushing a barge that crashed into a disbaled Ride the Ducks boat was on his cell phone in the time leading up to the fatal crash, according to a new report.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011

Tug's Mate on Phone in Duck Boat Crash: Report

Tug's Mate on Phone in Duck Boat Crash: Report

Tug's first mate was dealing with medical emergency of his young son: NTSB

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011

Philly Says No to Ride the Ducks' Return

Philly Says No to Ride the Ducks' Return

City officials reject proposal to return Ride the Ducks to city waterways.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011

Ride the Ducks May Return to Philly Waterways

Ride the Ducks May Return to Philly Waterways

Officials say the tour co. was the only bidder in a plan to bring duck boats back.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011

Duck Boat Captain Sues Tow Operators in Deadly Crash

Duck Boat Captain Sues Tow Operators in Deadly Crash

Captain says he has suffered physical and emotional injuries.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011

Paddleboat Cruises Coming to Philly Waterfront

Paddleboat Cruises Coming to Philly Waterfront

Bringing a little Mississippi to the Delaware River.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011

Cruel Irony: Duck Boat Makes Test Run While Victims' Parents Pay Respects

Cruel Irony: Duck Boat Makes Test Run While Victims' Parents Pay Respects

Parents of Hungarian students killed in crash in Philly Tuesday.

Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010

Emotional Plea From Families of Dead Duck Boat Tourists

Emotional Plea From Families of Dead Duck Boat Tourists

Families of Hungarian tourists, killed when the Ride the Ducks boat they were in was struck by a barge last month, were in Philly to see where their loved ones died and to make a plea for the end of duck boats.

Top Stories
Actor Bill Paxton Dies of Complications From Surgery at 61
Actor Bill Paxton Dies of Complications From Surgery at 61

Actor Bill Paxton died Saturday due to complications from surgery, a representative of his family told NBC News in a statement. He was 61. Paxton was known for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters like "Twister" and "Apollo 13." "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," a family representative told NBC News in a statement. "A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker."

Severe Storms Bring Lightning, Hail, Wind to Area
Severe Storms Bring Lightning, Hail, Wind to Area

Severe thunderstorms bringing lightning, hail, heavy rain and strong winds moved through our area Saturday.

Democrats Take Control of Delaware Senate
Democrats Take Control of Delaware Senate

Democrat Stephanie Hansen defeated Republican John Marino and Libertarian John Lanzendorfer in a special election Saturday.

Woman Found Dead in 'Pool of Blood' Inside Philly Home
Woman Found Dead in 'Pool of Blood' Inside Philly Home

Philadelphia Police are hoping surveillance video can lead them to the person who killed a woman in her Port Richmond home. The 57-year-old woman, whose identity has not yet been released, was found dead in the red brick rowhouse along the 3200 block of Mercer Street on Friday. A family member discovered her body laying face down in the living room, police said. Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told NBC10 the woman had severe trauma to her head, though the exact cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner. "She was laying in a pool of blood," Small said. There were no signs of forced entry, but police said the second floor of the home was ransacked and the woman's family told investigators that electronics had gone missing. Investigators plan to review footage from several private security cameras on neighboring rowhomes for clues. Neighbor Timothy Johnson said the victim used to work at the now-closed Aramingo Diner and lived on the block for more than 30 years. "Quiet woman, very friendly, very nice woman. I had known her a long time," he said. Police did not find a weapon in the home and didn't immediately have a description of a person of interest in the homicide.

Flyers Suffer Deflating Outdoor Loss to Penguins
Flyers Suffer Deflating Outdoor Loss to Penguins

The Flyers outshot the Penguins, won inside the faceoff circle too, but still suffered a 4-2 loss in the Stadium Series duel. By Tim Panaccio.

Two Dover Police Department Members Killed in Crash
Two Dover Police Department Members Killed in Crash

The Dover Police Department is mourning the loss of two of its members after a car accident that occurred early Sunday morning.