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Sunken barge raised from Mississippi River

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The barge which sank to the river bottom at Kinder Morgan's coil dock in April has been raised and sent downriver with a salvage company.

According to Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook, all the coils which were still on the barge when it went down were brought up, and the boat itself raised last week.

When the barge sank unexpectedly, two men were lost in the river. One of their bodies has been located but will not yet been positively identified as either Juan Nieves or Nicolas Perez until a coroner's report can be issued.

Representatives from Kinder Morgan had not responded to requests for additional information by press time Thursday.

sharris@couriernews.net

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