Body recovered from sunken towboat in Memphis

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — The body of one of two missing crewmen was recovered Sunday when a sunken towboat was salvaged in the Mississippi River, The Commercial Appeal reported.

Keith Pigram, the boat's captain, and his stepson, Anquavious Jamison, 19, were aboard the 66-foot Ricky Robinson when it sank Dec. 8 about three miles south of Mud Island in Memphis. 

The owner of the towboat, Wepfer Marine, issued a statement Sunday that one of the two men had been found. It was not stated which of the two missing crewmembers was recovered. 

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By Professional Mariner Staff