Ride the Ducks to shut down for a day to mark crash anniversary

    It’s been nearly a year since a duck boat crash killed two teenage tourists on the Delaware River. To mark the July 7 tragedy, Ride the Ducks will suspend operations for a day next week.

    “Our prayers continue to be with all of those involved in this horrible tragedy, especially the families of Dora Schwendtner and Szabolcs Prem,” reads a statement from RTD President Chris Herschend.

    “Our closure is intended to honor the people on board and the first responders who helped that day.  It is also a reminder to our team of what we learned, and our ongoing commitment to assure nothing like this ever happens again.”

    The duck boats returned to the river earlier this year, and the final safety report from the National Transportation Safety Board was released last week.

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