Deck hand killed in Mississippi River barge accident

(PORT ALLEN, La.) — A towboat deck hand was killed in barge accident Friday on the Mississippi River, WSLA News reported. A U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said the incident involving M/V Danny Etheridge occurred just north of the U.S. 190 bridge near the Port Allen side of the river. Details of the incident, including the victim's name, were not immediately released.

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By Professional Mariner Staff