Boaters survive collision with barge in W.V.’s Kanawha River

(CHARLESTON, W.V.) — A tow of barges struck a recreational fishing boat in the Kanawha River, the Charleston Daily Mail newspaper. A father and son who had been fishing were able to jump into the river just before the impact. The Coast Guard said the towboat crew never saw the fishing boat. One victim was temporarily underneath a barge, but both were able to swim to safety.
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By Professional Mariner Staff