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Two rescued after tug strikes B.C. railroad bridge, sinks

Jul 9, 2012 09:55 AM

Vessel was maneuvering barge in swollen Fraser River

(NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia) -- Two crewmembers were rescued when their tugboat sank near Vancouver, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The vessel, which was maneuvering a barge with a second tug, struck a railroad bridge in the swollen Fraser River. The captain was able to swim to shore, and the second crewmember was rescued from the barge by the other tug.

 

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