CHICAGO (CBS) — Two duck boat companies in Wisconsin Dells say they are confident an accident like the one that happened in Missouri would not happen there.
The companies say they pay close attention to the forecast and will not go out in severe weather, but if a storm were to suddenly roll in, the ducks are close enough to the shores of Lake Delton that they can turn back quickly.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Colder And Blustery Sunday Night
“We have easy exits all along the 2 miles that we travel and along the Wisconsin River, then we get into Lake Delton. We have an entrance and an exit. They’re about 300 plus yards apart, so we’re able to get out of the water at any place in about a minute or so,” explained Dan Gavinski of Original Wisconsin Ducks.READ MORE: Shedd Aquarium Asks Restaurants To Help Keep Plastic Out Of Great Lakes
The ducks in the Dells are original World War II vehicles, unlike the one involved in the tragedy Thursday night in Missouri.MORE NEWS: Outbound Kennedy Expressway Ramp To Montrose Avenue Reopens Monday
Company owners say many of the ducks used across the country are manufactured to fit more people.