Man is Rescued after Falling from Barge

1 decade 1 year 7 months ago Sunday, January 28 2007 Jan 28, 2007 Sunday, January 28, 2007 5:58:36 PM CST January 28, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS - A man who fell from a barge into the Mississippi River is in good condition. The 30-year-old fell Saturday at Ameren UE's Rush Island plant in Jefferson County and was sucked under a coal barge. Paramedics say a towboat captain used engines to blow the man out from under the barge. The victim was wearing a lifevest and was quickly given CPR. Paramedics say the man's co-workers practice man-overboard drills frequently, which helped with his rescue. The man's name has not been released. Officials say he works for Lewis and Clark Marine of Granite City, Illinois. The Rush Island plant is located about 40 miles south of downtown St. Louis.

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