Man rescued after boat sucked under barge

By Heartland News

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A 54-year-old man was rescued from the Mississippi River Monday evening after his boat was sucked under a barge.

It happened shortly after 6 p.m. just south of the Missouri Dry Dock.  The man's boat did not have enough power to get away from the current of the barge.  His boat was sucked under barge.

The man held onto a barge anchor chain until he was rescued by another personal boat.

No word on his condition.

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