Ride the Ducks Newport Duck boat towed back to shore - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Duck boat breaks down in middle of Ohio River

NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) -

Tourists got a bit more than they bargained for after a Newport ‘Duck boat' was left stranded in the middle of the Ohio River.

Ride the Ducks Newport offers sightseeing tours in a vehicle equipped for both land and water.

One of the tour group's Duck boats stalled out in the middle of the Ohio River on Monday morning.

A second Duck boat had to retrieve the broken down vehicle full of passengers. The tour group was towed to shore without incident.

A Duck boat is the colloquial term for a DUKW, a six-wheel amphibious truck designed by the military during WWII.   

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