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Ride the Ducks Tours Leaving San Francisco

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    Ride the Ducks is flying away from San Francisco.

    SFGate reports the tour company with the boat-shaped, duck-themed and amphibious vehicles has pulled its fleet of seven off the road/water after eight years in business.

    The publication cited a 2014 death of a woman struck by a motorized cable car owned by Hirschend in front of City Hall. Following the incident, the city established new rules for tour buses, including the abolishment of drivers serving as narrated tour guides.

    “San Francisco is an iconic destination but an extremely challenging business environment,” owner Chris Hirschend said in a statement.

    According to NBC Philadelphia, another woman was struck and killed by a Ride the Ducks vehicle in Philadelphia in May.

    The company still operates in Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Guam.