Deckhand rescued from Illinois River after barge strikes bridge

Dec 31, 2009 12:00 AM
(MORRIS, Ill.) -- A deckhand is back at work after falling from a barge into the Illinois River, the Morris Daily Herald newspaper reported. The lead barge being pushed by towboat The Anderson struck a bridge pillar, knocking the deckhand into the frigid water. He floated downstream for at least 45 minutes before he was rescued. Officials said he wore a floatation device.
 
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