Haunting moment with tourists screaming as boat fills with water before sinking killing four including US citizens

THIS is the terrifying moment where tourists screamed as their boat filled with water and sank, killing four people.

Crew members desperately tried to flush water from the sinking tourist boat that capsized just off the Galapagos Islands.

A tourist boat was flooded with seawater and sank off the Galapagos Islands

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A tourist boat was flooded with seawater and sank off the Galapagos Islands
Footage emerged of crew members desperately trying to flush water out of the boat

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Footage emerged of crew members desperately trying to flush water out of the boat
The ship was reportedly hit by strong waves after all engines on board failed

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The ship was reportedly hit by strong waves after all engines on board failed
Rescue workers were able to save 31 people, two are still missing

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Rescue workers were able to save 31 people, two are still missingPhoto credit: AFP

The horror incident happened at night when the tourist boat named Angy capsized and sank killing four people including an American father.

Two other passengers are reportedly missing after the boat sank near Tortuga Bay on Santa Cruz Island.

One Colombian and one Ecuadorian are believed to be among the dead.

It was claimed that most of the passengers wore life jackets.

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Harrowing footage showed passengers calling for help as their cabin filled with water.

Another showed a man trying to pump seawater out of the cabin with a thin bucket.

Early reports suggested that all three engines on board ran out of fuel midway through the voyage and she later capsized off the coast of Tortuga Bay.

It was later suspected that strong waves swamped the ship.

A Navy spokesman said when the survivors were brought ashore, two crew members, including the captain, fled.

He said poor decisions by the captain and crew were likely responsible for the capsizing.

Of the nearly 40 people on board, “most” were not wearing life jackets, according to the Santa Cruz Harbor Captain’s Office.

Video footage shows water sloshing around the feet of passengers, none of whom are wearing life jackets.

Some reports indicated that the boat’s capacity was supposed to be 32 people, meaning it was overcapacity.

The search continued into the night and the names of the deceased were not released.

Located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands became famous after being featured extensively in the work of Charles Darwin, who based his theory of evolution on many of the animals he found there.

Crowds protest in front of Puerto Ayora Captaincy in Galapagos. Ecuador to learn more details about the relatives

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Crowds protest in front of Puerto Ayora Captaincy in Galapagos. Ecuador to learn more details about the relativesPhoto credit: CEN
Authorities said four people died in the tragic incident, including an American father

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Authorities said four people died in the tragic incident, including an American fatherPhoto credit: AFP

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