Barge worker missing after falling into Mississippi River

(HICKMAN, Ark.) — Crews are searching the Mississippi River after a man fell from a barge Saturday night at the Kinder Morgan facility here, KAIT News reported. Sheriff's deputies said the worker was cleaning at the time of the incident, which occurred at about 2000 hours. Rescuers found the man, who was unconscious, but he slipped out of his life vest as they tried to pull him into a boat.

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By Professional Mariner Staff