(Faithwire) This past Thursday a Ride the Duck boat capsized in Missouri, resulting in the deaths of seventeen people on board.

A severe thunderstorm rapidly made conditions dangerous, and the passengers on board didn’t have much time before they realized their boat was sinking.

Once it started to go underwater, a scene of chaos unfolded as witnesses saying “they couldn’t see anything” while the passengers feverishly scrambled to save the children, some of their last words being “grab the babies!” before the boat became fully submerged.