INDIANAPOLIS -- More than 50 members of the extended Rose-Coleman family filled a conference room Tuesday to discuss their loss and to demand that duck boats be banned so no family ever has to go through the same tragedy as they have.
The lawyer representing the family said they only want two things: To know what happened and to make sure it doesn't happen to another family.
Attorney Robert Mongeluzzi said the problem with duck boats are the canopies. If a duck boat sinks with a canopy and a person is wearing a life vest, they will rise to the canopy, Mongeluzzi said. If the person isn't wearing a life vest, they won't have the buoyancy to escape the boat.
"The position the put the passenger in, is you drown if you do, and drown if you don't," attorney Robert Mongeluzzi said. "You're dead if you do, you're dead if you don't."